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Very short videos, travel stories, songs, glimpses from a place of transit

Goodbye Termini Underground

Termini Underground was a dance school under the train platforms of Termini. It’s also where TerminiTv was born, and where our full documentary will start from. Here Prince, one of the dancers we met there, shares with us a visit to the old door, now locked away by a gate …

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A ghost city 2018

What would happen if you walked around your city at night in full summertime, with people who can tell you stories about abandoned and forgotten spaces and times? This is “A Ghost City”, a Stalker-No working idea for L’Estate Romana 2018. While here is the full video of last year’s …

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The Indian kathak dancer in Termini

Rome Termini caput mundi. Train stations are a very multicultural place, for us they’re like squares where you have a chance to meet people from anywhere in the world. Like in this case, where we met Anurekha Ghosh, an Indian Kathak dancer who explains to us what traditional dance is …

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TerminiTV in 7 minutes

On April 25th 2015 TerminiTV was born, out of a group of 8 people with the goal of renewing the narration of usually stereotyped people: foreigners, travelers, migrants, expats.. who are all these people? Just people we meet everyday in a train station. Train stations are a symbol of a …

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Termini memories, the centre of Esquilino

Rome Termini’s railway station sees 500.000 passengers passing by its hall everyday, compared to the 25.000 residents in its adjacent neighborhood Esquilino. A paradox that can be easily explained by its “atopos” status, a place of transit, where most people stay just for a short time. Therefore, the few residents …

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Ismail the invisible homeless in Termini

Ismail regrets coming to Italy, from Tunisia. He says “it was the worst decision” of his life. Here he had an accident, one year ago, that left him unable to work. Alone and broke as he is, he spends most of his time in Termini railway station, looking for some …

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