Michele Tripodi, the mayor of Polistena, and Don Pino De Masi, a priest, have been working for years to strengthen popular resistance against corruption and the mafia. Today, thanks to a clause in Italian law which allows assets confiscated from organised crime groups to be used for social purposes, the small Calabrian town is able to host a summer camp inside an old building that was once owned by the 'ndrangheta.
After having studied Media, Film and Theater studies in Vienna, I am currently finishing my Master's degree in journalism at ULB in Brussels. Keen on storytelling, I have been writing and directing commercials as well as music videos. The podcast Soupe à l'Union, which I was happy to help getting started with CaféBabel, is my newest and most exciting adventure yet.