ALICE is an Italian philosopher and activist.
For three years the 31 year-old woman has been travelling between her home town Palermo and Cologne.
Whilst in Germany the assured prospect of a secure professorship is awaiting her within a year’s time, she nevertheless feels committed to her home country. As soon as she is back there she engages in in various organisations and begins to fights actively against the injustices in her home country.
She becomes particularly involved in helping Africans who are living in Palermo illegally. She helps them with applications, organises sleeping quarters and corresponds with their employers – for example when wages are not paid or working conditions become too poor.
However, Alice’s main concerns are the open doors of Africa: She expects an uncontrollable rush of people from all over Africa to Italy, Spain and Greece, where every helping hand will be needed to prevent an escalation between refugees and the local populations.
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SWR/ MFG Filmförderung