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My name is Sami,


Longa-metragem: 3' 45'' HD Color

Longa-metragem: 3' 45'' HD Color

Short Film made during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic Sami apparently calls a friend to tell her a tragic episode.      

This video was made during lockdown and finished on 25th April 2020. It is a reflection about domestic violence, human rights and woman condition in all countries. I was inspired by a personal involvement: an old friend I met by chance after a long time told me the abuse she was victim of from her husband. She thought it was painful but she accepted it as a normal condition. I was shocked and I told her she needed to contact the police.  I thought about this short talk we had for a long time. I really think the way she accepted this abuse, thinking it was normal, is a huge issue for many women.

This is something that needs to be changed. This topic is for me really important and the work “My name is Sami”is a studio for a bigger project. I feel a responsibility as a woman artist to make people think about it, to confront themselves with this item.

I don’t know if it will help to resolve the problem, but this is a start to fight it.

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