A few years ago a glass-maker opened his workshop in the district of Castello. He is a glassworker crafting the glass in the same way as they do in Murano, but he comes from Senegal.

This documentary tells the story of Moulaye, and of a small group of illegal immigrants who fell in love with the art of glass-making, and contrived to be accepted by the “Maestri” of Murano, who taught them the techniques of glassblowing.

For the first time African art mingles with the Venetian tradition.

Produced by 360 Degrees Film, Le Perle di Ritorno won many rewards on its release in 2012.

  • WHEN

    February - September 2011

  • WHO

    Director: Franco Basaglia

    DoP: Giovanni Andreotta

    Production: 360 Degrees Film


    • Venice
    • Dakar (Senegal)
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