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History of the “caporalato” and theatrical experimentation

Airuno's anti-Mafia camp
20
Jan

History of the “caporalato” and theatrical experimentation

The activities start in the open space, in the outdoor courtyard of the Airuno’s “Caserma di finanza” – previously belonged to Coco Trovato, well known family connected to ‘ndrangheta. The building has been converted to asylum seekers’ shelter accommodation. We are witnessing the meeting of two groups: boys and girls belonging to “Campi Antimafia” and the immigrants who live there.

A representative of CGIL began to speak with the people of the caporalato, a way to exploit of agricultural workers, aiming to raise awareness among the immigrants about the situations, the possibilities and the existence of the trade unions that can support them for free.

The meeting point was found in a theatrical workshop that took place in the afternoon. Valentina, who works for Arci, organized experimentations based on trust and knowledge that many guys joined. The aim is to create connections one-to-one through bodies and movements to encourage mutual understanding.

A dozen of migrants kept on working with the group “Campi”, sharing different things such as multiethnic lunches, up to the theatrical performance by means of which the told the phenomenon of the caporalato; they faced stereotypes and prejudices, such as: who is an immigrant? The question often got stereotyped answers and then you find out that your friend is an immigrant of second generation!

 

Video of the experience is online! 

 

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