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Rosina Valicenti – “Tanos” 5

Rosina Valicenti, born in Amendolara, Italy, on 1948. Tanos project 5.

“I didn’t chose to come here: why did you bring me here, I used to ask my mother. My dad, Francesco, bricklayer, missed Italy, not my mother who wanted to stay in Argentina”. “At home we used to talk about  war and work, I remember listening to songs of war: that was what I used to hear about Italy.”
“When I was 20 years old I traveled to Italy with my mother. During this trip I realized a conflict of values: the Italians were attached to money and they seemed to me more discriminatory”.
Fabrizio, his older brother went from Argentina to Spain for 4-5 years working as a bricklayer like her dad …but making the way backwards.
Argentinean or “Tana” ? Rosina is looking for an answer as she feels a “vacuum of identity”.

“Yo no había elegido de venir acá: para que me trajiste acá preguntaba siempre a mi mamá. Mi papá, Francesco, albañil, extrañaba Italia, mamá no, quería quedarse en Argentina”. “En casa se hablaba de guerra y de trabajo. Se cantaban canciones de la guerra: esto me quedaba de Italia”.
“Cuando tenia 20 años viajé a Italia con mi mamá. Durante esta viaje me di cuenta de un conflicto de valores: los italianos eran apegados a la plata y mas discriminatorios”.
Fabrizio, su hermano mayor se fue de Argentina a España durante 4-5 años trabajando como albañil como el papá…pero haciendo el camino al revés.
Argentina o tana ? Rosina, me cuenta, busca la respuesta: siente un “vacío de identidad”.

Buenos Aires. Argentina, 2016-2017. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

5 May 2017

Roma day: smiling kids at school

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Two happy kids at school. Today, 8th of April, is the Roma international day. The Roma contribution to European and world culture (music, for instance) is disproportionately large and barely known in comparison to their social position (unfortunately well diffused by the media…). Vogosca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2012. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

8 Apr 2016

Mersiha: words and people from Sarajevo

Words and people from Sarajevo: Mersiha“Words and people from Sarajevo”, work in progress. Mersiha Sahinbegovic, director of the primary school “Porodice efendije Ramic”, a school especially committed to the integration of minorities like roma community, wanted to stress that “there is no poverty like ignorance, there is no honour as knowledge” . Semizovac, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, February 2014 © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

2 Mar 2014

Roma international day: Almedina at school

Almedina (LEFT) at her primary school “Porodice efendije Ramic” with her favourite schoolmate. RIGHT: her schoolmates are holding the Roma flag. This makes part of a Swiss Caritas project on the Roma inclusion in public schools. This is one positive approach. In general, the Roma discrimination and stigmatisation, unfortunately, are still very strong in our societies. Today, the 8th of April, is the Roma international day. Vogosca, Bosnia and Herzegovina, October 2012. © Luca Bonacini. Copyright: the pictures on this site are the property of the author and cannot be used without permission.

8 Apr 2013