Living beyond coma, in that border zone between semi-vegetative and vegetative state. In Italy there are about three thousand people who have suffered severe traumatic brain injuries, mostly caused by traffic accidents, who live today in this condition. The disabling outcomes are obvious, lives turned upside down, a whole new reality to rebuild. An issue of great importance to the Health and Social System in Italy, as in most industrialized countries. In Ferrara there is a public facility, considered a center of excellence for rehabilitation from serious acquired brain injury; here begins the stories of those who faces the difficult path of awakening from a coma.
This work won a Special Mention at the Italian Multimedia Photojurnalism Prize and was internationally showed at the Photographic Film Festival “Transizioni uno”.