Private Project

Voiceless

Stregoni (Sorcerers) is an attempt to understand, through the language of music, what is going on within and outside of the borders of a continent that is experiencing the worst political crisis since the creation of the Union.
It's a true live social musical experiment that, through a series of shows-workshops in both reception centers and clubs across Europe, tries to tell what happens every day not at sea, not on the edges of deserts, but at the core of our cities.
Johnny Mox and Above The Tree take the music that refugees and asylum seekers listen to and have on their smartphones to create real time loops, sonic fragments on which to build original compositions.
Smartphones are the main narrative tool in the Stregoni project and in these digital nomad travels. Reaching Europe without a smartphone is almost impossible. Phone credit is used instead of cash as a means of payment to buy consumption goods, and mobile phones offer precious GPS navigation tools, can store hundreds of pictures and videos and, most of all, a lot of music.
That music is the starting point of the Stregoni journey. A soundtrack that aims to collect the voices and the sounds of the people who struggle along the borders of the Old Continent.
The final objective of the Stregoni project is to walk in the migrants' footsteps from Lampedusa to Stockholm in a long journey North while filming a documentary that tells a different Europe, not the Europe that closes its borders and that so far has been unable to develop a strong policy response to this global humanitarian crisis.
Lampedeusa, Rome, Brenner, Paris, Calais, Bruxelles, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Copenhagen and Malmö: what's really going on in the Old Continent?
Electro-tribalism, hip hop, psychedelia, afro and gospel blend with the music that plays through the headphones of rejected migrants. From one show to the next, musicians with different backgrounds and origins will share the stage with Johnny Mox and Above The Tree, in a pure live experiment of wizardry.

  • Stefano Bellumat
    Director
  • Gianluca Taraborelli
    Writer
  • Joe Barba Srl + Stregoni Network
    Producer
  • Gianluca Taraborelli
    Key Cast
    "Jhonny Mox"
  • Marco Bernacchia
    Key Cast
    "Above the Tree"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Senza Voce
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Music, Documentary, Political, Migrations
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Italy
  • Country of Filming:
    Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Sweden
  • Language:
    English, Italian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director - Stefano Bellumat