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

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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Aurica, Italian from Moldavia

“I used to hate Rome and Italy, until I came back from my Erasmus in Paris, that’s when I started to appreciate the country I lived in”, tells us Aurica, a Moldavian born Italian activist and social worker that Francesco Conte interviewed in Termini for the Ymobility series.  YMOBILITY is the …

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From Moldova to Italy

TerminiTV these days is in Romania, near Brasov, for a week long education event called Online education camp, organised by a bunch of upcoming geeks from Moldova, Georgia and other Eastern European countries. So, in honor to Moldova and to Romania, and to all Eastern Europe, we publish a video …

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Worried about my future in Rome

“I’m a bit afraid about my future here in Rome”, Alina says. She came to Italy 16 years ago from the region of Moldavia, in Romania, and soon she will be officially a psychotherapist.  YMOBILITY is the first project to provide a comparative overview of the major youth mobility pathways …

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Italian citizenship for Sirine

Sirine Charaabi is an 18 year old boxing athlete living in San Prisco, Italy. Despite spending all her life in Italy since age 2, her citizenship is linked to her birthplace, Tunisia. It’s called “ius sanguinis”, and it means you’re not Italian unless your parents are Italian, even if you …

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Goodbye London, I go back to Rome

10 years ago, Wendy moved to London to work. 2 years ago, she came back to Rome. She tells us how she feels about it and how her experience of mobility has been. Produced in collaboration with Ymobility, a Sapienza university project. YMOBILITY is the first project to provide a …

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The man who filmed train stations

We have never had a permission to film, in Termini. Despite the project being praised at several levels, even by the railway company itself, we were never considered an opportunity, but only an obstacle. That’s why we decided to laugh about it, and make a little short film (filmed in …

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