Yakub arrives in Bologna at the age of 17 and is 20 at the end of the film. A journey of three years towards the independence and adulthood of a Nigerian teenager, passing through experiences of work, education and living with two different extended families of his peers, which let Yakub call the city of Bologna home, although he often tells himself that this is not his final destination.
Yakub Abdul Suleman, Tea Bernardi, Sara Bonechi, Bianca Chierici, Irene Dalmonte, Jerome Dimake, Chiara Squadroni
Bo Film, Direzione Generale Cinema – MIC, Regione Emilia-Romagna
ZimmerFrei is an artist duo founded in Bologna and active since the year 2000, formed by Anna de Manincor (filmmaker and visual artist) and Massimo Carozzi (sound designer and musician) and a stable crew of collaborators. ZimmerFrei produces documentary films, video installations, sound projects and performances. The collective's films are portraits of experimental communities and territories in transformation, narratives that range from observational documentary to staged documentary, in search of an adaptive and original expressive formula to explore the boundaries between shared public spaces, commons and deeply private territories.
2023 – Yakub, ff
2021 – La città dentro, sf
2020 – LUMI, sf series
2020 – SAGA, series of documentaries
2018 – Almost Nothing | CERN Exprimental City, ff
2017 – La valle, sf
2016 – La ville engloutie, ff
2015 – Steadfast on Our Sand, ff
2014 – La beauté c’est ta tête, ff
2013 – Hometown Mutonia, ff