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Il paese è dei paesani

Nico Angiuli


This photo-essay documents moments of the film made between Cerignola (Foggia, Italy) and the district of Tre Titoli where the research – led by Nico Angiuli – has intertwined the farmers’ struggles of the early
twentieth century with the contemporary dynamics of exploitation of migrant labor. A hundred years ago in Cerignola, the workers led by Giuseppe Di Vittorio (the iconic Italian secretary of the labor union CGIL) fought against the landowners to claim their rights; Di Vittorio was often busy alongside politicians as Gramsci and De Gasperi, but also at the forefront alongside the Spanish partisans in the anti-fascist
resistance. The film project has as protagonists the ‘children’ of the southern peasants who fought with him (today landowners) and the new local laborers (Ghanians especially), in order to grasp the transformations
of the farmers’ class and reflect on the cyclicity of a Story that punctually re-propose new victims and new perpetrators.


Peasant memories; Labor union; New citizens; Migrants; Agriculture

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ISSN Print 2499-9288
ISSN Online 2281-1605
Publisher Edizioni Museo Pasqualino
Patronage University of Basilicata, Italy
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Periodico registrato presso il Tribunale di Palermo con numero di registrazione 1/2023