nccr – on the movie
by Lorenzo Piccoli
With the help of some colleagues in Neuchatel, I have organised a cineforum on migration and human mobility. There are hundreds of movies on the topic: what I like about them is the variety of different perspectives. We included in our selection mainly fictional films that focus on people leaving home and moving between, arriving, or living in a different country. Indeed, none of the movies on our list are only about migration, but they all use it to explore bizarre (sometimes), kafkaesque (often), or sad (almost always) stories.
Together, these movies portray some of the reasons why people move. They also show the many different facts of human mobility: the role of culture and religion, the obstacles, the stereotypes, the consequences of policies.