Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Master in Journalism
The project envisages reporting on how the city of Milan has changed over the years leading up to, during and after Expo and how it has become an irrefutable shining example for the rest of Italy. Despite the country’s crisis and its huge economic and social difficulties, Milan managed to reinvent itself, thrusting itself to the forefront. Unlike Rome, this city has set its sights on one goal: to establish itself as a major European metropolis.
In twenty-one short stories, each lasting three minutes at the most, a fresco is crafted depicting the city’s main features. Twenty-one videos, the same number as the letters in the Italian alphabet, although also as the century in which Milan has made up its mind to become a major player, not just in Italy but also in Europe and the world.
Travelling in a tram through the city’s districts, viewers are brought into contact with the Milan of today, its stories of success and social, economic and cultural revival, without however omitting the shady side of a metropolis’ hustle and bustle, its drive to make a name for itself. A breadthtaking drive, which took off with Expo and has never looked back. What kind of city has Milan become today?
The project was conceived and produced by Stefano Galimberti and Davide Zamberlan.