the Documentary


Bello Essere Habesha is an independent documentary film (30 minutes long) shot in 2012, dealing with the identity of Eritrean and Ethiopian people who live in Bologna, Italy. The authors shared with this community a whole summer and the documentary is, in some way, collateral to this meeting, to this piece of life. Shooting the film was the former aim, but in the end what came out was a party: the authors had the chance to share friendly moments with this community.

Bello Essere Habesha approaches to lives with an observing partecipation, letting people tell their stories and histories. It’s a way to meet somebody. This film is a start, not an end.

The film is in Italian but you can choose among English and Portuguese subtitles.

Visit the contact it & watch it page to find out how to watch the film and follow the blog to know each screening will be.

This documentary film emerged as a part of Inês Vieira’s PhD empirical stage in Bologna, 2012.



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