The partnerships established in the past with cultural associations, foundations and non-profit organizations has allowed us over the years to accumulate experience and support the Archive and its activities. Our partnership with the Circolo Gianni Bosio has enabled us to carry out joint activities and find operational support at its premises in the Casa della Memoria e della Storia in Rome.
Our partnerships over the years have encouraged us to embark on a series of activities culminating in educational and cultural initiatives, public events, participation in festivals, production awards, advocacy, setting up conventions with cultural organizations, non-governmental associations, universities and schools, especially in Rome and its province.
AMM has also been engaged in activities located in other areas:
Sardinia, partnering with the 4caniperstrada association (Sassari), with participatory video production and screening and visual research; Sicily, with the Isole association, the Municipality of Lampedusa, the Biblioteca Centrale della Regione Siciliana in Palermo; Naples, with the Università “L’Orientale”, where the first nucleus of AMM first emerged, and the Università “Federico II”; and also in a number of schools located in Ariccia, Brescia, Ferrara, Mantua, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Turin, etc…
Since 2012 AMM has been involved in three long-term online projects with other organizations, namely:
1) The RAMM Network. 2012 saw the beginning of a partnership with l’Università di Napoli “L’Orientale”, Circolo Bosio and ICBSA to launch the Rete di archivi su memoria e migrazioni (RAMM) (Memory and Migration Archives Network), aimed at making available to the public audiovisuals and personal narratives by migrants from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Italy, Somalia, etc.
2) The Mutti-AMM Prize. In the same year, in partnership with the Cineteca di Bologna, the Amici di Giana association, Human Rights Nights and. as of 2016, with the Pianoterra foundation, AMM contributed to an annual award for foreign filmmakers who have lived in Italy for at least a year (Premio Mutti-AMM). The name of the winner is announced each year during the International Film Festival in Venice.
3) The DiMMi Competition. In 2016 AMM began a partnership with the Associazione diaristica nazionale (National Diary Association, ADN) at Pieve S. Stefano and with its partners in Tuscany to launch the DiMMi-Diari multimediali migranti (multimedial diaries by migrants) competition and extend it to the rest of Italy. As of 2018, AMM has become one of the project’s centres for collecting diaries containing testimonies and personal stories.
From the outset, AMM has devoted particular attention to the production and diffusion of participatory videos and audiovisuals on the condition of migrants in Italy.
Some of the videos were produced as part of the activities of the Asinitas associaton (Come un uomo sulla terra, 2008; Una scuola italiana, 2009; C.A.R.A. Italia, 2010); some with the support of lettera27, Open Society and the Premio Mutti (Soltanto il mare and Benvenuti in Italia, 2011; Va’ Pensiero. Storie ambulanti, 2012); others as part of educational projects (“Il rovescio della migrazione”, FEI, Centro Cabral and University of Turin project, 2014-2015; “T’imparano” by Suranga Katugampala, Tor Sapienza i-LAB project with the Pianoterra Foundation and the Anthropos Association, Rome 2017; “Strade minori”, CPIA 1, Palermo project, 2017) or in connection with MigrArti competitions (including a film forum at the Cineteca di Bologna, 2016; the production of “La consegna”, a short by Suranga Katugampala, with OktaFilm, 2017; the presentation of “Ver sacrum”, a short by Letizia Gullo and Dagmawi Yimer with graffiti.doc, 2018).
AMM has also been involved in the production of music CDs with the Circolo Gianni Bosio (Istaraniyeri – Musiche Migranti a Roma, 2011, and We are not going back. Musica e migranti di resistenza, 2017).
Starting in 2013, a partnership with the educational publisher Giunti Scuola led to the development of a teaching kit (Va’ Pensiero. Percorsi di antirazzismo in classe, 2014), based on the film Va’ Pensiero. Storie ambulanti (2012) by director Dagmawi Yimer, and the publication of AMM’s blog, “A scuola dell’altro”, in the online journal Sesamo.
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Over the last five years AMM has conducted projects, workshops and initiatives in partnership with: