Rome, Pigneto district: the heart of the Bangla community in town.
A mainly Muslim community which pursues the aim of integration, maintaining and reinforcing its roots while observing our laws and customs.
Here we show their children, second-generation Italians: They study Italian language and speak in Bengali, they are Rome soccer team supporters and wear the panjami.
Every morning those kids go to school with their Italian counterparts to learn our language and culture. In the afternoon they wear their traditional dresses, study the Quran, take part to traditional ceremonies and play together.
So they aren't Italians but Bangla kids in Italy: Stronger and more sane than those who simply try to ape their host, simply because they maintain their original culture, religion and traditions: this is their way to achieve the "Rome-Dhaka=0 miles" objective.