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The unknown guest

At the begin there is a play written by Piero Scarselli, a soldier dead during the First World War. The text is silkscreened on a survival blanket and an actor tries to decipher this text.

An actor translates what is printed on the cover. He doesn't know this language, he guesses it. A metaphor for the difficult responsibility of each and every one of them to "guess the destinies" of the refugees who leave their country to try their luck in Europe. History shows us analogies in the relationship between individuals and society. How can we overcome the obvious difficulty in understanding alterity? How do we find solutions to this "keeping at a distance"? How to rediscover our empathy and our human warmth in front of the unknown and the big changes that we are living?

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