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Migration

Migration

This narrative sequence was born from the theme Migration.

In my mind the word migration evokes the concept of loss and new beginnings. I am a migrant myself and I am from a country that saw people looking for their fortune abroad for generations, therefore it is perhaps unsurprising that I chose to tell a story of someone who is starting a new chapter in their life.

Whilst developing my concept I tried to recall what choosing to leave Italy felt like. I believe that when one is about to leave life as he knows it to jump into a future that does not exist yet, he is preparing to let his old self die and gets ready to rebuild everything from scratch.

What one does not know at the time is that you never leave empty handed: your experiences and the people you are leaving behind have prepared you for whatever lies ahead. The seeds of your future life are coming with you, ready to germinate wherever they are planted.

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