It all takes place in Camini, a small hilly town in depopulation Street, within the province of Reggio Calabria. Pino, who we find walking through the alleys in the evening, tells us about his experience as a migrant on the contrary. As soon as he came of age he left his village for reasons first of study and then of work and once he returned, he had to come to terms with reality. Chimneys had changed, businesses were closed or in crisis, many people had left, without returning.
Yet something slowly began to change over the years, thanks to the birth of the Jungi Mundu cooperative. Rosario and Cosmano, explain how thanks to the work of welcoming refugees, the small village now towards extinction, has activated a slow process of rebirth and integration.
Camini is like an open-air construction site and Serena tells us about the birth of Ama-La, the textile laboratory born for women refugees and asylum seekers, which combines the recovery of Calabrian traditions in terms of textile art and the possibility of creating a bottom-up and sustainable economy.
It is precisely the girls who talk, as if they were in a dream and almost open their hearts. They tell their own experience, their past and their present.
A daily reality that is a crossroads of people who support the textile project and more in general the activities that revolve around chimneys, such as Anthony and Anna Clara, arrived here to train young women.