in Italian, the word means "odes" as well as "hates"
ODI project started in 2015 in Italy, as a 4 monhts long video documentary and theatrical workshop with a group of about 30 refugees living in Valchiusella (one of the Alps valleys in Piedmont
Region), in a refugees-house about 20m distant from BILORA's working space.
It has been an unforgettable experience. For that, at the end of the path, BILOURA decided to turn ODI in a permanent, itinerant workshop, taking place in delicate intercultural situations.
The participants of the first ODI meetings in 2015 in Italy
did not only express trough theatre and interviews the tragedies
they have passed trough while crossing Northern Africa and
Mediterranean See in order to find a better and safer life in Europe.
They didn't just find in creativity a valid tool for their lives,
they also have presented themselves in front of the Italian public
as human beings full of talents and dreams for their own futures.
By doing so, they contributed to reinforce the dialogue
between Italians and migrants and bridges were created.
ODI first session has been video-documentated by philospher,
director and anthropologist Sara Casiccia, whom has
chosen ODI as object of her Master Thesis in Cultural Anthropology
by Turin University.
The video documentary is a precious tool, especially for arriving
to the vaste and international public in Europe;
it is an important diffusion, as nowadays
the multiethinical transformation of western society is often
lived with fear and tension.
Short Documentary Trailer about the project