Detail of photograph of the Bar Centrale in Molise
Detail of photograph of the Bar Centrale in Molise
Tommaso Bonaventura

As nationalism and anti-immigration campaigns shake and split Europe, photojournalist Tommaso Bonaventura went last winter to a small village in southern Italy where immigrants had given new life to the town emptied of its young inhabitants seeking jobs elsewhere. But last year, the mayor decided to close the immigrants' residence, forcing them to leave the town of Ripabottoni. What happened next may come as a surprise: a popular revolt against the mayor was launched as residents realized that the migrants may have been the village's last chance at rebirth.

Il Bar — ©Tommaso Bonaventura/OneShot


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