In these days and until August 24th, the Baburka Production Factory is engaged in the filming of the allegorical horror film “Go Home – A casa loro“, directed by Luna Gualano and written by Emiliano Rubbi.
Co-produced by Baburka, the film sees the Factory’s sections: set design, costumes and make-up departments on the set. Newcomer Edoardo Ayres da Motta, already active in the past editions of EffectUs, faces the challenge of set design, set mainly within the Intifada social center and Strike spa which have made their spaces available as locations.
The costume department is obviously headed by our Stefania Pisano, flanked by the talented Kaska Badyda, the department’s new discovery.
Being a horror movie, we couldn’t miss the special effects team with our Giulia Giorgi, Fosca Giulia Tempera, Sara Ianigro and the new entry Rufael Petros.

 

All Baburka is very proud to participate in this important and proper project for the historical moment we are living. “Go home”, in fact, addresses the issue of immigration from an original point of view: the “zombies as a metaphor for a society that is increasingly closed, frightened, aggressive towards migrants, refugees” different from itself ” in general “(ed).
The design of the zombies, conceived and created by our special effects makeup department, has in itself an intrinsic message that reinforces the link between current events (immigration and boat landings) and the film: the characterization of the zombies, in fact, it is inspired by an extremization of diseases that are often contracted during “the journey” to Europe, such as scabies, severe skin eruptions and dehydration effects, due to the precarious and unhealthy conditions, in which migrants are forced to face the more terrible situations from captivity to crossing the desert and the sea.
Furthermore the coloring of our zombies keeps warm tones like the infected blood that flows through the streets of Rome due to the apocalypse, but also like the blood of those who have been saved, a symbol of hope that leads to the “healing from the zombie infection ” for a better future.

 

 

Horror as a means to address a hot and highly controversial topic; on the other hand, isn’t what happens in our seas and on our streets a horror film?
The film deals with the theme by observing it from the point of view of the “other”, but at the same time through the eyes of those who would never have imagined themselves experiencing the reality of the migrant. The plot in fact tells how, during a demonstration against the opening of a migrant center, a zombie apocalypse is unleashed just outside the center, which thus becomes the only bastion of salvation in the world and in which Enrico takes refuge, a right-wing extremist who protested precisely against the place that is now saving him. The real monsters are out.

Il film è il risultato di un vero dispiegamento di forze, associazioni, produzioni, artisti e privati che hanno creduto nel progetto e dato il loro apporto per realizzarlo e dargli la vita che merita.
Co- prodotto da La Zona di Luna Gualano ed Emiliano Rubbi, Baburka e Cocoon Production, il film vede la partecipazione anche di Zero Calcare per il disegno della locandina; Il Muro del Canto, i Train to Roots, Daniele Coccia e Piotta si stanno occupando delle musiche; Larp Italia e Live game Roma stanno aiutando nella raccolta fondi.

 

 

L’esperienza “Go home” ha anche dato vita a “Il ponte sullo schermo”, un laboratorio di cinema e videomaking tenuto presso lo Strike spa e rivolto ai migranti presenti sul territorio romano “nato dalla volontà di dare ai ragazzi le nozioni necessarie per potersi esprimere ed auto-rappresentare, a fronte di una sempre più distorta immagine che i media danno delle persone che arrivano sulle nostre coste e del fenomeno migratorio in generale.”
I ragazzi del laboratorio partecipano attivamente alla realizzazione del film in veste di attori o membri della troupe e in più, grazie alla Cocoon Production, in compartecipazione con Arci, e a Yomigro, che assiste nelle fasi del laboratorio, è in corso la documentazione del progetto in tutte le fasi antecedenti alle riprese durante il laboratorio assieme a Sara Ahmed, per presentarlo poi al Sabir Festival.
Al termine delle riprese, il laboratorio diventerà permanente ed indirizzerà i propri sforzi verso la realizzazione pratica di documentari e cortometraggi ideati dai suoi partecipanti.

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Rassegna Stampa:

I razzisti sono zombie: sul set dell’horror movie che racconta i migranti” – La Repubblica

http://www.radio3.rai.it/dl/portaleRadio/media/ContentItem-3aa51945-a769-4f49-81ca-ed3dda7adab5.html Rai Radio3 (minuto 13)

 

 

Sara Galliano

photo credit: Pedro Eno