The social, cultural, demographic and economic transformations underway are often at the origin of the new forms of insecurity of individuals, of increasing the vulnerability of a part of the population, of the process of fragmentation of the community. In this situation, it is becoming more difficult for people to understand the positive value of relations, in particular those linked to participation in community life, the construction of forms for coexistence between different groups and for developing forms of responsibility and a common response to needs.
When facing these new challenges, in particular that of intercultural integration, policies show a difficult situation as witnessed by a framework of fragmented interventions, not attributable to an organic strategic design.
In recent years, it has become increasingly more common to document and/or portray stories of possible integration between citizens of different cultural origins but who live in the same region, using cinema as a tool, in particular “shorts” (well suited to stimulating reflections and thoughts since the emotional aspect is also involved through images).
These prefigurations of a possible and positive future, an artistic expression of cinematographic language, when made to converge within an important setting such as that of a festival, can help the issues of cultural diversity and migrations to rise above the mire represented by an approach rotating on “security” and “assistance”, where they are often confined, thereby improving the living conditions of the national community and the political actions of public administrators as well as the work carried out by service operators.