How Momodoualpa Barry becomes a blacksmith

The most effective way to foster a process of integration of young immigrants is to help them find good quality jobs. Momodoualpha Barry comes from the Gambia to start an apprenticeship to become a blacksmith. Officina Tenderini, founed in 1094, is one of the most famous historical workshops in Venice. It is able to perform sophisticated restorations on historical artefacts and work with historical techniques. The commitment to work exceeds all differences in culture

  • Adriano Devita
  • Adriano Devita
  • Vento Region
  • Marco Tenderini
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  • Momodoualpha Barry
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Come Momodoualpha Barry diventa fabbro
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    19 minutes 27 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 13, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 EUR
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Director Biography - Adriano Devita

Born and lived in Venice. Psycologist; videomaker for love. I have been working for many years worked in VET (vocational education and training). I'm a specialist in life long learning processes, elearning, guidance and counselling, recognition, validation and certification of competences, active policies towards employment. In the last few years I worked with artist and master artisans, Council Of Europe and with an university research center in heritage and cultural policy. In 2018 I won the Pasinetti Award in Venice for video art. Since then I have been devoting myself more and more to documentaries and video art.

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