SHELTER – FAREWELL TO EDEN
Dir: Enrico Masi
Italy | 2019 | 75’ | Doc
O.V. English, French, Tagalog, Arabic and Italian, with English and Spanish subtitles
A portrait of European boundaries. While food and goods are able to travel across all frontiers, there are severe restrictions for human beings. Pepsi plays, in this documentary, the role of a XXIst transgender version of Joan d’Arc, putting her journey on a different scale, even beyond survival: standing for human rights request and asylum of the most marginalized communities. Passing through an Undefined International Landscape she finds the strength to tell her intimate story which recalls the ancient myth of Europa.
Without a doubt, a fascinating approach to the reality of refugees and migrants, through the eyes of a trans person.
2019: CPH:DOX (World premiere), Cinema du Reel Paris, BFI Flare, Sheffield Doc Fest, États généraux Lussas, Corsica Doc, Nuremberg IHRFF, Doc Lisboa, L´Alternativa Barcelona, Barbican London (special screening)