On the Bride’s Side (Io Sto con la Sposa)

A Palestinian poet and an Italian journalist meet five Palestinians and Syrians who entered Europe after fleeing the war in Syria in Milan. They decide to help them complete their journey to Sweden – and hopefully avoid getting themselves arrested as traffickers – by faking a wedding.

This emotionally charged journey not only brings out stories of hopes and dreams, but also reveals an unknown side of Europe – a transnational, supportive and irreverent Europe that ridicules laws and restrictions of the Fortress in masquerade.

  • Antonio Augugliaro

    Born in Milan in 1978, lives in Milan.

    Editor and director, Antonio Augugliaro works for TV channels and on the scene of independent cinema productions in Milan.

  • Gabriele Del Grande

    Born in Manchester in 1982, lives in Milan.

    Writer and independent journalist. In 2006, Gabriele Del Grande founded the website The Observatory of the victims of the border Fortress Europe, one of the most reliable sources about European border issues. He has been covering the Arab Spring and the wars in Libya and Syria.

  • Khaled Soliman al-Nassiry

    Born in Damascus in 1979, lives in Milan.

    Poet, literary critic and graphic designer Khaled Soliman al Nassiry has been living in Milan since 2009. He is currently working as the editorial director and graphic designer for a book publisher based in the United Arab Emirates and is the chief editor of the Italian-Arab review Al-Jarida.