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Caliban Cannibal

Motus

Italy

On the borders of Fort Europe a lot of rickety little boats full of refugees are still sinking. The Mediterranean, which should be a connecting power between Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East is slowly becoming an anonymous mass grave. In Caliban Cannibal we are in a relief centre -it could be in Sicily or Lampedusa- where an emergency tent has been erected. Two people try to communicate with each other although they don't speak the same language and they have different perspectives : one is a washed ashore refugee, the other a western woman. Caliban Cannibal is necessary theatre, in which video technology is used to tell a universal human story about leaving and hope. The Italian company Motus has been making pioneering theatre since 1991, which tours internationally.

BY: Enrico Casagrande and Daniela Nicolò, WITH: Silvia Calderoni and Mohamed Ali Ltaief (Dali), VIDEO: Enrico Casagrande, Alessio and Andrea Gallo Spirli, COPRODUCTION: Vooruit Gent, Culturgest Lissabon and theaterfestival Oerol Terschelling, WITH SUPPORT OF: Fonds Podiumkunsten, AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst), Fonds 21 en VSBfonds, CONTRIBUTION DOCUMENTARY: Philosophers' Republic of Med Ali Ltaief and Darja Stocker (philosophers-republic.com), ASSISTANT TO THE DIRECTOR: Ilenia Caleo, TRANSLATION: Nerina Cocchi, PRODUCTION: Elisa Bartolucci, ORGANIZATION: Valentina Zangari, DISTRIBUTION ABROAD: Lisa Gilardino, PRESS SECRETARY: Sandra Angelini, PRODUCTION: Motus 2011> 2068 AnimalePolitico Project AS PART OF the Ateliers de l'Euroméditerranée - Marseille Provence 2013, WITH THE SUPPORT OF: Santarcangelo • 12 • 13 • 14 + Angelo Mai Altrove Occupato, Roma + Face to Face / Paroles d’Italie pour les scènes de France + ESC Atelier Autogestito, Roma

Duration: 50 min

Location: Villeneuve d'Ascq - La rose des vents