Sisco, Cecilia, Gibbo and Armelle work as hired crop pickers. Along with other seasonal workers, they sleep on the farmers’ land before moving on to the next farm. Their irregular worktime depends on the cyclic changes of the weather. For a while, they pick strawberries in Denmark, and then move on to vine in France or oranges in Spain.
Even if they find themselves on the society’s edge, with their nomadic way of life condemned by some and adored by others, they remain relatively free and independent. And it counts both in work and money. Precarity, a daily object of struggle of others, is their very own life style. They do not know what tomorrow will bring for them, yet they are still left with a lot of time for dreams and plays.
To love is to focus on being together, on being onto yourself with others, to be present together. True love is not a destination or a state that can be objectively achieved. True love is an aspiration, where we put others before ourselves, where we devote ourselves to something that is larger than any individual.
Giulia Angrisani, Mattia Petulla
EN, FR, IT