The Migration Festival returns to Turin, focusing on war and climate change

War, climate change and the gender issue. These are the cornerstones of the Migration Festival, which returns to Turin for its own fourth edition from 27 September to 2 October and this year too unfolds in various places in the city, between the former Cemetery of San Pietro in Vincoli, the Holden School, the Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation, the Pastorale Migranti and Valdocco offices and the Pilgrim Garden in Borgo Dora. Six days of debates, screenings, meetings, theatrical performances and concerts.

The festival opens Cecilia Salajournalist and author of the podcast Storiesthrough which he tells a story from the world every day, with a meeting on the relationship between war and information coordinated by the documentary maker Davide Demichelis. With Emanuele Giordanawar correspondent, e Raffaele Croccodirector of the A.tlante of the Wars and Conflicts of the World, a map of open (and forgotten) conflicts will be drawn. An in-depth study with correspondents is also scheduled Antonella Napoli, Enzo Nucci, Tiziana Ferrario and Nico Piro (in connection) on the political situation of some countries to try to understand and tell an important part of migratory flows. With the journalists Patrizia Fiocchetti And Antonella Sinopolithe Waldensian shepherdess Daniela Di Carlo and the testimony of Sapeda, Afghan activist we will talk about women in places of conflict and in post-war territories, three stories of resistance and peace practices. Among the meetings in collaboration with Turin Spirituality the one with Cecilia Strada and the former magistrate and essayist Gherardo Colombowho talk about the lives spent taking care of others.


The theater confirms itself as the beating heart of the event, counting the record number of shows in the 2022 edition. In the six days they are in fact eight theatrical proposalsstarring international performers: on stage, Alberto Boubakar Malanchino with the show Sid – So far so goodthe story of a boy bored with life who tells himself in a striking monologue while he trains in prison as a boxer; Francesca Farcomeni with the theatrical project Radio Ghetto, created to tell the experience lived inside the ghettos of farm laborers in the Foggia area in a performative way. And then Love’s Kamikazewith a double replica, directed by Mila Moretti and set in Tel Aviv in 2005, in which Naomi, Jewish, and Abdul, Palestinian, love each other trying to forget the war and at the same time confront each other with respect to the two civilizations to which they belong. Fragile stories from Olga Kalenichenko starring Russian and Ukrainian children.


Symbol event of the event la Citizens’ Dinner: a long table set up in the courtyard of San Pietro in Vincoli where you can share the food brought from home or the dishes proposed by the world’s kitchens present at the festival.


Also in this edition, a fundamental space of the festival is occupied by direct evidence of migrations: Muna and Mido Khorzom will be present to talk about the Syrian migration, at the end of the performance of Fragile Stories there will be a moment for reflections on the issues dealt with during the show, with direct interventions by Ukrainian refugees and volunteers from the missions in Lviv. The festival audience will also be able to deepen the issues related to the American migration route in the meeting Al Otro lad and discover the strong link that exists between food and migration, always through the voices of migrant people.


Space also for musicwith concerts by Baba Sissokoartist and composer from Mali, of the young singer-songwriter of Moroccan origin Rania Khazour and the reggae band Woolers. Furthermore Chris Obehiborn in Nigeria in 1998, will lead the public on an intimate journey through its history, its music and its words, during a talk in which the public will be able to interact through the construction of a music playlist.

Cinema and art

At the Polo del ‘900 on 28 September the screening of No Hard Feelings. The festival then dialogues with theart through the exhibition And we will grasp the knowledge of our resistances, in progress at Sandretto Re Rebaudengo Foundation. This is the Peruvian’s first solo show in Italy Daniela Ortiz: paintings, embroideries and installations to tell the resistance of women in post-war and colonial places.

The Migration Festival returns to Turin, focusing on war and climate change