Directed by Tomaso Clavarino
Country of Origin Italy
Val Pellice, Italy. A valley that is slowly depopulating and where hundreds of asylum seekers arrived to live. Amongst them are Kebba, James, Edward, Seedia, Lamin, and Joseph. Six African boys that share many things. They are running from conflicts and threats, and now find themselves waiting for a commission, that knows very little about them, to tell them if they are going to be embarked on a plane back to their countries of origin, or if, instead, they may have the chance to build a new life in Italy. They share the limbo in which they are forced to live, but also a common dream: the first ever curling team composed by asylum seekers.
Tomaso Clavarino, photographer and director has worked since 2012, with major International medias (Newsweek, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Al Jazeera, Der Spiegel, The Atlantic, Vanity Fair, amongst others) working on photographic documentaries and multimedia projects. He has exhibited his works in several international photo festivals (Les Rencontres d’Arles, Format19, PhotoKathmandu, Athens Photo Festival, Fotografia Europea), galleries and public spaces such as the European Parliament.
During these years he has received many grants and financial aids by prestigious institutions such as the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation. He has a degree in Contemporary History (Magna Cum Laude) and worked, before 2012 as an Assistant Producer for the Rai Corporation in New York.
GHIACCIO is his debut as a director.