GHIACCIO – SWEEPING LIVES
Tomaso Clavarino | Italy 2019 | 70 Min. | OmeU
The rock was delivered and came to a stop in the house. “Team Africa” wins the first set of the Italian C-League Championship of Curling with 2:0. Kebba, James, Edward, Seedia, Lamin and Joseph came from Gambia and Sierra Leone and decided not to spend their time just waiting for their stay and employment permit. On the frosty field, they can forget about their difficult and insecure situation for a moment and the slippery ice provides them with a apparent stability.
Ghiacco – Sweeping Lives is both a tense and humorous depiction of hopes and dreams of many African migrants in Europe, as most of them are damned to do nothing but waiting for their uncertain future.
Director: Tomaso Clavarino
Camera and Sound: Giulia Scintu, Niccolò Bosio
Editing: Luca Vigliani
Producer: Tommaso Caroni, Francesca Portalupi
Festival dei Popoli (Firenze – Italy) Italian Premiere; Glocal Film Festival (Torino – Italy)
Tomaso Clavarino, photographer and director has worked since 2012, with major International medias (Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, amongst others) working on photographic documentaries and multimedia projects. He has exhibited his works in several international photo festivals (Les Rencontres d’Arles, Format19, PhotoKathmandu, Athens Photo Festival, Fotografia Europea), galleries and public spaces such as the European Parliament. During these years he has received many grants and financial aids by prestigious institutions such as the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation. He has a degree in Contemporary History (Magna Cum Laude) and worked, before 2012 as an Assistant Producer for the Rai Corporation in New York.