SHELTER: FAREWELL TO EDEN

Pepsi is an individual in sexual transition looking for a stable job as a caregiver. Former member of MILF, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front active in an island of southern Philippines, she escapes from her country to work as a nurse for over 10 years in Gaddafi’s Libya.
Because of gender discrimination, she has been forced to join the flow of refugees. Then, she confronted with European institutions as an asylum seeker, in the city of Bologna, Italy, where she obtained the first acknowledgment of her status. She could not stop her way.

Her journey continued towards France, crossing the dangerous “pass of death” on the heights of Ventimiglia, strong of her experience in the wild mountains of Mindanao. She reaches Paris, where she acquires a second identity and finds underground work offering massages, sharing interstitial spaces among the harsh architectures of the metropolis.

Her voice over tale is a post-colonial parable, in which European geography mingles with an intimate emotional drama. Her wander recalls the ancient myth of Europe, according to which a young woman was kidnapped and raped by Jupiter, in the shape of a bull, taking her to an island in the Mediterranean from which she could have given the name to the continent.

Country

Italy, France

Year

2019

Genre

Documentary

Duration

81 min

Director

Enrico Masi

Written By

Enrico Masi, Stefano Migliore

Camera

Stefano Croci

Editing

Giuseppe Petruzzellis

Production

Stefano Migliore

When

16 September 2020, 19:30

Where

Central State Film Archive

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