Like A Pebble In The Boot


Hélène Choquette's latest documentary research led her to this compelling story of Senegalese street vendors in Florence, who have migrated to Europe for economic reasons, hoping for a better future for their families. She will cast an empathetic gaze on people whose voices would otherwise remain silent.

In order to survive in the Tuscan capital, these migrants resort to street vending, invisible to the eyes of the ten million tourists  who visit each year. Filmed between Italy and Senegal, the documentary will focus on the situation of these economic migrants, complicated by the Italian financial crisis and the tidal wave of  refugees seeking asylum. Meanwhile, the families are unaware of their exiled loved ones’ hardships, living with the expectation of a possible return, or receiving a much-needed money order.

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