The Archive of Migrant Memories is both a real and virtual space for stories, self-narratives and dialogues between people wishing to share their experience of migration with others interested in learning about what they went through and their feelings and reflections. AMM is a “community of practice” composed of people pursuing common goals from a variety of perspectives. Their activities range from the collection of testimonies to the production of personal narratives and life histories, from participatory audio and video production to the development of teaching materials aimed at bringing the migrants’ real life experience into schools and making them available to anyone interested.
The Archive contains self-narratives, interviews, research and theoretical reflections in the form of written texts, audio, video and images. You can consult the materials online or by writing to us for those that cannot be used on the website.
AMM offers workshops in schools at all levels throughout the country. Students and teachers interested in these activities can make specific requests for workshops that will be developed case by case together with AMM instructors, using the association’s materials: photographs, films, texts and drawings. AMM’s activities in schools do not take the form of traditional lessons, nor are they encounters in which participation is limited to listening to the migrants’ testimonies. They are interactive workshops where participants are encouraged to reflect on the relation between the I, the self, and the other, occasions in which the issues of antiracism, the fight against prejudice, respect for basic human rights can be worked through in practice in order to create shared spaces and to facilitate dialogue between different worlds.
You can take part in AMM’s activities by organizing screenings of our films by making applications for private or public showings, including the participation of the authors. AMM’s films provide an inside story of the experience of migration, taking advantage of the specific features of audio visual language and participatory methods.
Giovedì 8 luglio, 19:00-20:00,
al Real Bosco di Capodimonte (Giardino dei Principi, Porta Grande), Napoli,
CRISTINA ALI FARAH e LIVIA APA ci parleranno di
"MAPPE DELL'AMORE: SCRIVERE LA DIASPORA"
L'iniziativa è organizzata nell'ambito del Campania Teatro Festival, in collaborazione con il Centro Studi sull'Africa Contemporanea dell'Orientale e AMM - Archivio delle memorie migranti.
Un flusso di scrittura, attraversando il primo romanzo, Madre Piccola (Frassinelli, 2007), la poesia, le successive prose e il teatro, rivela la mappa letteraria di Cristina Ali Farah. La scrittrice ha sempre esplorato i cammini della diaspora e più in generale delle multiple appartenenze, mostrando un’idea di identità aperta, intessuta della complessità quotidiana di vivere diverse radici ma intesa come opportunità, di cui si alimenta la rete affettiva ed esperienziale delle vite di chi vive tra più luoghi.
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