“My name is Farideddin, I am from Iran and I study Information Technology; I should have finished already, but I work and the 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 used to work at the stadium, then in Navona square, where I sold my paintings, and also as delivery guy. I have been living in Italy since 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. After having passed the embassy’s language test, I came here. In my mind I would have traveled in every EU country, but six years have flown by and I am still here. Italy and Iran are somehow similar, despite all differences. It’s something that, for better or worse, I find both in people and in the two cultures. Between Iran and Italy’s youth, the only big difference that I have noticed, is that here finding a job is harder and you guys start your career later than us. But It’s not your fault. Right now I am waiting for the green card, my journey is not over. My parents are living in the U.S, hopefully I’ll reach them very soon. Once in the U.S, I would like to wok 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 still my dream, let’s say I am not a real actor yet, but I have just made a big step ahead: I got a part in a movie and there’s some dialogue on it! I am a Turkish guy, the dialogue is in Turkish. My beard and hair are so long for the movie. To me, acting is passion, and I want keep cultivating it, maybe I’ll not reach the highest level, but I’ll keep going to the theaters and cinemas, I’ll keep acting minor roles in minor movies, I’ll do everything to satisfy this artistic spirit of mine.”