The Things We Keep
75/52/48 min | Alessandro Cassigoli & Casey Kaufmann | 2018
in coproduction with Al Jazeera
in collaboration with ARTE / La Lucarne and VGTV
with the support of CNC and the PROCIREP/ANGOA
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Casey is a reporter, going into dangerous regions of the world; Alessandro a filmmaker from Rome. Told through their video correspondence, Inside a Box offers an unusual, amusing and heart-breaking vision of the major struggles of the last decade: Middle-East conflict, migrant crisis and economic turmoil.
Casey has been sending footage from around the world to his friend Ale for 12 years. Horrific and hilarious moments from his reports, too unconventional for the news he makes for Al Jazeera, have all ended up with Ale. Through Casey’s eyes, he discovers that behind the labels of ‘islamist,’ ‘immigrant,’ ‘the poor,’ are people with their own names and aspirations. Joseph, the Liberian migrant on his way to Europe ending up in New York; the Mazloom family in Gaza fighting for a heart operation for their son in Israel; Genesis a little girl growing up in a Detroit homeless shelter. Casey has met them over the years, while his friend has combined their lives in one story full of humanity.
Festivals : Selected at IDFA Forum 2015, Sunnyside of the Docs 2016, Developped at IDFA Summer School, Biografilm Festival 2018 (Audience Award), Nomination Milano International Film Awards - Best Documentary, Raindance Film Festival - London, Interférences - Lyon (Opening film), Traces de Vie - Clermond-Ferrand, Napa Valley Film Festival