The documentary was born from the meeting of two authors, Ruben Lagattolla and Filippo Biagianti. Lagattolla, after a long experience as a documentary filmmaker in refugee camps in Iraqi territory with the agency EPOS. In May 2014 managed to enter Syria from the Turkish border with the help of an Italian photographer, Enea Discepoli, who had already been several times in Syria. Once across the border with the support of some media Syrian activists, the group manages to reach Aleppo. The intent is to tell the reality of Syria with a human and anthropologic approach, without falling into the rhetoric of religious belonging or the spectacle of war.
Filippo Biagianti was born in Montepulciano in 1971. After finishing high school he moved to Urbino, where in 1999 he graduated in Geology. In 2001 he began to work as a multimedia designer with Studio Imagina of Urbino, producing numerous music videos, short films and reportage. From 2007 he has been working at the Province of Pesaro and Urbino as a videomaker and photographer. Since 2010 he teaches video editing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino.
Ruben Lagattolla, lives and works in Italy as a cameraman and editor, and his filmmaker experience is mainly build in the Region of the Middle East and the Balkans. He was involved in many sociologic field research and investigative documentaries for the EPOS agency (www.eposweb.org). In Syria he realized his first documentary film to deepen his exploration of the condition of the Syrian refugees he met in Iraq in 2013 and 2014 during the shooting of other documentary films. His focus on human condition is usually on comparison between western and eastern lifestyles.