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The leather jacket from Venezuela


The migrations of the 1950s recall, in part, the exodus affecting the young Italian generations in the years 2010-2020, the so-called “brain drain”. Except that instead of lying, it’s about arms. Our grandparents left to work in factories, in mines, to gather the minimum amount of money necessary for subsistence. In the southern countryside, work was not enough to support families. Some made a fortune, others always tried to return home. What binds these two generations so far away? “Venezuela’s leather jacket” tries to focus on the youthful desires and anxieties of autonomy and redemption of two generations so far away, yet in some respects very close.

Marina Mastropierro
Girolamo Spaccavento, Antonia Dell'Olio

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