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Summary
It was a night in February 2014, I was in Athens.
We were returning to the hotel with my group when suddenly I hear this music.
I stop. My colleagues continue, I remain alone, enchanted by the music.
Athens was deserted that night. We were in the midst of the economic crisis, which in Greece had been particularly violent.
I started from this video, eight years later, to talk about Europe, about my vision of Europe today.
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Why this story is important
If I think of Europe today, this music in the night of the city of Athens comes to my mind. A painful contrast between the beauty of Europe, its promises of peace, justice, humanity, and its contradictions.
Contradictions like the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, in Libya in Greece, governments that violate rights, and a voice - the one that should to be a united Europe - too feeble, weak. This poignant music is there, to remind us and to keep alive the utopia, the hope, the desire for change.
How this story was created
I started from a video I made in greece in February 2014, when I met the great musician Daniel Georgev on the street. I started from this video, eight years later, to talk about Europe, about my vision of Europe today. The video is part of the YoMem project, Young Messengers of European Memory, Erasmus plus Project KA2 -Youth, created by the association Storie di Mondi Possibili.
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