Easter Sunday

My Nonna reminiscing about traveling from Italy to America with her husband and raising a successful family.

Immigration Stories Italy: Mustapha

Mustapha’s journey begins in Gambia and travels through 7 different countries before reaching Calabria, Italy. Mustapha tells of the great risk as he leaves his family behind to travel for months to Libya. Mustapha tells us of how when he...

Immigration Stories Italy: Lamin Tamba

Lamin Tamba, who goes by Lamin, and in our interview he shares horrific details of his journey from Senegal to Libya and then ultimately pushed onto a boat into the Mediterranean Sea in complete darkness, hoping he makes it safely...

Immigration Stories Italy: Savaneh Lamin

Savaneh Lamin, who goes by Lamin, talks about his arduous journey from the Ivory Coast to Libya and then crossing the sea to be rescued by a Ship. Once rescued by a ship he was brought to Italy and then...

Immigration Stories Italy: Damman

Damman is the youngest of the asylum seekers I interviewed at Villa Barbiero Centro Accoglienza Immigrati. While it is always a struggle to cross Northern Africa to get to Libya, Damman had a few strokes of luck along the way....

Immigration Stories Italy: Sunday

Sunday is a asylum seeker seeking refuge at the Villa Barbiero Centro Accoglienza Immigrati living a productive and safe life at the center in Southern Italy. Sunday works doing manual labor on farms around the Catanzaro region. Sunday talks about...

Immigration Stories Italy: Jorida

Jorida Dervishi is an idealist through and through. Jorida came from Albania to Milan 4 years ago and opened her own school for women immigrants to help them learn to speak Italian. While working with her school devoted to women...

Immigration Stories Italy: Juan

Juan is immigrated to Italy from Peru for a better life. Juan lives in Pioltello just outside of Milan. Juan paints a beautiful picture of growing up in Peru and being surrounded by his many sisters. Juan tells about his...

Immigration Stories Italy: Osmil

Osmil is a recent immigrant to Italy from Guatanamo, Cuba having only arrived 7 months ago. Osmil is in the country on a visiting visa living with his sister in Piotello, a town on the outskirts of Milan. Osmil has...

Immigration Stories Italy: Reem and Rawan

Reem and Rawan are both daughters of Arab immigrants to Italy. Even though they were both born in Milan, Italy after their parents had immigrated to the country they are not considered citizens of Italy. Reem and Rawan talk about...