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  • [photo by Alessio Viscardi - fanpage.it - Creative Commons 3.0 Non-commercial, Share-Alike Italian License]

    [english version]

    15October # 2011, Rome, St. John's Square,
    ***
    If I inhale drink lemon, if exhale cloud the view:
    breathing became hard.

    I hold my breath and grab the camera. I look down in search of *rec*. Dribble a hole.
    Ssha! - a nebulous lightning makes the shot white.
    My eyes are lcd monitor: observe the scene at eye level.

    This is Rome but not Rome. It 'a war, no, it's a war movie. Set design, photography and direction of the extras: it's all so perfect!

    Then I stop. Lower the digital-arm.
    And the reality roars.

    Motionless, glasses fogged, wet bandana: breathing like Darth Vader ... fucking Cinema haunts me!
    Shaa! - This time is stinging water, flee, throw the camera in my backpack.
    [...]
    Where's the camera?

    ---

    [italian version]

    #15Ottobre 2011, Roma, Piazza S.Giovanni
    ***
    Se inspiro bevo limone, se espiro appanno la vista:
    respirare è diventato complicato.

    Trattengo il fiato e impugno la videocamera. Guardo in basso in cerca del *rec*. Dribblo una buca.
    Ssha! - una saetta nebulosa manda in bianco l’inquadratura.
    I miei occhi sono sono il monitor lcd: osservano la scena ad altezza d’uomo.

    Questa è Roma, ma non è Roma. E' una guerra, no, un film di guerra. Scenografia, fotografia e direzione delle comparse: è tutto così perfetto!

    Poi mi fermo. Abbasso il braccio-digitale.
    E la realtà ruggisce.

    Immobile, occhiali appannati, bandana bagnata: respiro come Darth Vader...cazzo sto cinema mi perseguita!
    Shaa! - stavolta è acqua urticante, fuggo, getto la videocamera nello zaino.
    [...]
    Dov’è la videocamera?
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