“My name is Farideddin, I am from Iran and I study Information Technology; I should have been already done with the courses, but I work and time for studying is very limited. Starting from the second year, when I lost my scholarship, I had to work several jobs to stay here and to keep studying. I have worked at the stadium, in Navona square – where I used to sale my paintings – and as delivery man. I have been living in Italy for seven years, but if you ask me why, I really don’t know what to say! It was a total accident: a friend of mine who used to live here, suggested me to leave Iran, just to study abroad and experience something new. The plan was to travel in each EU country, but six years have flown by and I am still here. Italy and Iran are somehow similar, despite all differences. For better or worse, I find similarities both in people and in the two cultures. Right now I am waiting for the green card, my journey is not over. My parents are living in the U.S, hopefully I will reach them very soon. Once in the U.S, I would like to work as computer engineer. I don’t want to go back to Iran for good. I mean, I would like to visit my grandma and my sisters, but I feel like my place is somewhere else. Acting is my dream, let’s say that I am not a real actor yet, but I have just made a big leap forward: I got a part – and there is some dialogue in it! I play the part of a Turkish guy, my beard and hair are so long because of the movie. To me, acting is passion, and I want keep cultivating it. Maybe I will not reach acting’s highest level, but I will keep going to theaters and cinemas, I will keep accepting minor roles, I will do everything to satisfy this artistic spirit of mine.”