Twenty years ago. A whole people flees clinging to the hull of its desperation. The children's eyes float on the water, together with the bodies of those who did not make it, of those who have also taken this into account. Freedom is on the other shore, the double shore of the dream, where E ikura (the fugitive) welcomes the Albanian brothers. The disappointment comes soon after at the Victory Stadium, the stage of the scandal. "A fugitive people" is the new video by Silvana Licursi, dedicated to the first Albanian landings with sea carts such as the Vlora (1991) and the Kater I Rades (1997).
The video editing was made by Rossella De Rosa who selected the photos to accompany the story of the reporter Alessandro Leogrande. The musical pieces used are "E Ikura" and "Vemi e marrëmi nusen" (instrumental) by Silvana Licursi.
Music and images are a good example of visual and musical anthropology. The photos tell the diaspora of the Albanian people better than any sociological treatise, the music gives pathos to the images, while the good reporter tells the eternal story of this fugitive people.
The first six Albanians arrived with a raft (3 July 1990). Then there were the great exoduses of the '91. In March around 25.000 people arrived in the ports of Bari, Otranto and Brindisi on makeshift boats.
The second contingent was that of shame: the 8 August 1991 about 20.000 people piled on the Vlora ship, were locked up in the Victory Stadium of Bari, in inhumane conditions and subsequently repatriated by force or by deception.
Alessandro Leogrande in the Chiodo fisso section of Radiorai3 recalls that exodus starting from the arrival of the Vlora until the tragic sinking in the '97, off the coast of Puglia, of the Kater I Rades sea cart, caused by the ramming of the Sibilla ship in international waters , of the Italian Navy.
In that episode more people died, 80, many of them women and children. They all fled from the civil war that had broken out in Albania against the failure of the Financial Pyramids and Prime Minister Sali Berisha who had promoted them.
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