The starting point in the creation of this work was the terrible accident suffered by a young worker friend of ours: It was a warm autumn day. It was Tuesday and I was already thinking about what I would do on Sunday. That Sunday never came and will never come again. Now you stop and tell me: are you happy? No, not in five years’ time, not in ten. Now, – tell me, are happy now? This is where Giammarco M.’s story starts, that one night in November 2006 –when, at just 37 years old – he was crushed under a 600 kg. gate who broke his back and left him forever unable to walk. The story of Giammarco is the story of so many (too many) others. It is the story of someone who has had to re-learn everything, review everything, discover everything. It is the story of a personal struggle that can also become a common struggle, because we are talking about this tremendous problem, of these tragedies that affect the everyday work life, as a sort of underground war that no one wants to see or hear.
It was very exciting, and realistic. Witnessing this testimony, it really helps you reflect on how to perceive work and what it brings.
One poignant show, manages to completely convey the concept of safety in the workplace. A must-see in companies and schools. Congratulations for the excellent work!
I thought of when I suffered the injury, and when we first went to recount the experience to the Itis institute, and discovered that some students had suffered light injuries during summer jobs.
It’s nice to see how a person involved in an accident does not give to win and desire to redeem himself.
I think it’s a strong show, but balanced, where the emotion it elicits resides both in the representation of the story and the presence of the protagonist on the scene. It is not sterile anger, but civil complaint and a call not to give up, both for those who have suffered, and for those who work for the health and safety of workers.
I was very impressed at the beginning, a lot to think about, the attention that we must have at work, the strength of will that he showed. In spite of everything that happened to him, he did not give up and he certainly set an example for me …
One thing that has puzzled me is that none of his friends remained close to him without showing empathy, thinking that he was lucky to be in that state … At that moment I wondered how I would have behaved in the place of his friends. I don’t yet know how to respond to that. Certainly something to think about, I loved it.