Alessandro Grande’s short film BISMILLAH is a sneak peak into a fragment of the lives of illegal immigrants living in Italy. The short film shows the helplessness that immigrants go through in a country which is very different from their own. The people, the language and the locations are all different to what they are used to at home. Alessandro Grande’s BISMILLAH Highlights The Fragile Lives Of Illegal Immigrants
The film follows a girl Samirah whose brother Jamil is going through a high fever. In order to help him she needs to look for help all on her own and goes through her own experience of helplessness with a shimmer of hope within her.
This film got the Amnesty International Award as the Best Film at the Giffoni Film Festival because it showed how the illegal immigrants don’t have access to health care which is the basic right of every human. The film also had it screenings at over fifty prestigious film festivals which include the Busan International Short Film Festival, Flicker’s Rhode Island International Film Festival and Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival.
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