Italiani per costituzione


A video by Simona Filippini and Matteo Antonelli

They have different interests, accents, ambitions and clothes. There’s the one who wants to be a doctor and others who want to be engineers, fashion designers, diplomats or a pastry chefs.
There’s the one with the strong Naples accent, the one with the Milanese inflection, and the one with the typical Palermo lilt. They read and comment on the articles of the Italian Constitution, yet most of them are not yet Italian citizens and some won’t even be able to claim citizenship at 18 because they weren’t born in Italy.

The video joins in the debate on the right of citizenship of second-generation young people, the respect and promotion of cultural differences as assets, and Italy’s lack of an adequate culture of integration.