a documentary film by Matteo Calore and Stefano Collizzolli

our best years

What are the remains of a revolution in the people who experienced it?

From February to April 2011, 23 thousand Tunisians reached the tiny island of Lampedusa, Italy
The Italian Government called this event  an invasion, a barbaric horde, a biblical exodus, a humanitarian tsunami. But nobody spoke about the stories of these young people.
From the refugee camps of Manduria, Mineo and Palazzo San Gervasio (Southern Italy), five of these young people tell us about the constriction of their whole life under the regime of Ben Ali and about the unexpexcted and groundbreaking revolution that made the President flee. Then the possibility to leave, -: for someone a long-lasting dream, for others just a sudden decision.

Those are the best years: the ones of a generation that lived without freedom for too long that now has decided to take it all

ماذا يبقى من ثورة فى حياة الناس الذين عبروها؟

  ،Manduria, Mineo و Palazzo San Gervasio  الذين إلتقيناهم في ،فى قصة خمسة شباب تونسيين

.الحياة كلها مختنقة في ظل نظام بن علي، الثورة الغير المتوقعة التي تسببة بهروبه

.ثم إمكانية السفر، كان يحلم بها البعض و للبعض الأآخر كانة مجرد صدفة

                             ،السنواة الأفضل هم سنواتهم: سنواة جيل الشباب الذين أحرمو لوقة طويل من الحرية

.والذين قررو محاولة أخدها كاملتا


grafica@Marco Lovisatti


3 responses

  1. Greetings!

    Thank you for liking my post. I admire your work on Lampedusa. If you would like, we can follow each other’s blogs. Also, I could post some of your updates on my blog as well. I’m really looking to create a community of individuals who care and are actively working towards solving this issue. Please let me know! Thanks again!


    The Human Tsunami

    January 9, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    • I saw just today your comment, I’m sorry. But as you’ve seen, the follow-follow thing has benn done anyway.
      We agree in principle on reblogging- only problem is that, as you’ve seen, the english version of our blog is really static (we post on italian one). But we should work on it and, definitely, having your blog as a source is a major atout for us.
      Where are you blogging from?
      Stefano Collizzolli

      February 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm

      • Dear Stefano:

        I apologize for this late response. I didn’t notice it as your comment went to spam in my inbox. I am blogging from New York City. The US doesn’t really know about the issue of Lampedusa, and my hope is to inform the public about it as much as I can. I am currently reaching out to as many people in the field as possible in order to create a strong network, as mentioned before. I will continually update my blog and hopefully be a rich resource for you guys. I will also add this blog, Our Best Years, to my blog-roll if that’s okay? I hope all is well, Stefano, and great to hear from you!.


        The Human Tsunami

        March 5, 2012 at 12:52 am

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s