An event hosted by the Sociology and Social Theory Research Group (SSTRG) and Thomas Coram Research Unit (TCRU) - at the Department of Social Science – to present the research project and the film documentary CCÀ SEMU.
CCÀ SEMU, ‘here we are’, is how the people from the Italian island of Lampedusa define their place in the world, with both pride and resignation. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, hundreds of kilometres away from the mainland, Lampedusa has become the symbolic centre of the current Mediterranean migration ‘crisis’. While dealing with the ethical challenges of this global ‘crisis’, the islanders must also find responses to the local struggles of their isolated community at the periphery of Europe.
A film by Luca Vullo based on research by Dr Michela Franceschelli
Funded by UCL University College London, Seed Funding