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My Name is Sami

Year: 2020, 4 mins
Code: DL-Sami

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During the COVID-19 pandemic Sami apparently calls a friend to tell her of a tragic episode.

This short film is a reflection on domestic violence, human rights, and the condition of women in all countries.

"I was inspired by a personal story: an old friend I met by chance after a long time told me about the abuse she was a victim of from her husband. She thought it was painful, but accepted it as a normal condition. I was shocked, and told her she needed to contact the police. I thought about the short talk we had for a long time. I really think the way she accepted this abuse, thinking it was normal, is a huge issue for many women.

This is something that needs to be changed, and the topic is really important to me. “My Name Is Sami” is a short for a bigger project. I feel responsibility as a female artist to make people think about the issue by confronting them with this piece."  Daniela Lucato, Director

2020, 3 minutes 45 seconds

I started studying acting in Italy during the University. After my degree in Philosophy with a thesis in cultural anthropology about contemporary dance, I moved to Rome, Wellington and Berlin where I am still living and working as an actress/performer for theatre/film.

Since 2013 I started to write/direct. Call Me Reality (2013) is my first theatre piece. In 2014 I wrote and directed The Birthday, a short film in mandarin/english language(23 Official selections/1 Nomination).

In 2015 I founded Connecting Fingers Company. My last works: Connecting Fingers (2015) , the feature documentary When I dance(2016), For the time being (2018). For the Theatre Dance: The Wheel Performance and short(2017), The Rebellious Body(2018), Sex in Translation (work in progress) and Trilogy(Work in progress).

I'm now writing the script of my first feature film Alice Still Has a Dream.

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