In a world troubled by violence, Pejman Tadayon, an Iranian musician who lives in Italy, expresses through music his conviction that what brings us together is far more important than what keeps us apart. Through his music, he evokes two personalities from the 13th century: Islam’s Sufi poet Jalalu-Din Rumi, and the Christian poet St Francis of Assisi.
The film reveals the story of Ali, a 25-year-old Tunisian boy who lives in Rome. The family’s political and religious circumstances imposed on him a complex reality. Because of this, the young man lacks a real sense of belonging and does not know for himself a homeland and feels dispersed.
The real feeling he has is that he is “stranger” no matter where and whenever he is.
“Ali”, a young Tunisian actor came to Italy hoping to find a better life. He bought special clothes and a mask and became a living STATUE. He was able to face his new way of life behind the mask. Passers-by were struck by his living statue but “Ali” felt humiliated, sad and alone.
“Ali”, the guy with the mask had found some work and a little money……but had “Ali” the guy without the mask found himself?