My name is Sami

Daniela Lucato

 

During the COVID-19 pandemic Sami apparently calls a friend to tell her a tragic episode.

 

This video was made during lockdown and finished on 25th April 2020. It is a reflection about domestic violence, human rights and the female condition worldwide. 

 

“I was inspired by a personal involvement: an old friend I met by chance after a long time told me the abuse she was victim of from her husband. She thought it was painful but she accepted it as a normal condition. I was shocked and I told her she needed to contact the police. I thought about this short talk we had for a long time. I really think the way she accepted this abuse, thinking it was normal, is a huge issue for many women. This is something that needs to be changed. This topic is for me really important and the work “My name is Sami”is a studio for a bigger project. I feel a responsibility as a woman artist to make people think about it, to confront themselves with this item. I don’t know if it will help to resolve the problem, but this is a start to fight it”.

My name is Sami 

3 minutes 45 seconds

Director, Writer, Performer: Daniela Lucato

Cinematography: Jacopo Pantaleoni

About the Artist

Daniela Lucato

Daniela Lucata is a Film Director, Theatre Director and Performance Artist based in Berlin, Germany.