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The Associazione Legami Lontani, based in Fontechiari (FR) Italy, is a non-profit association that studies local emigration, in particular the flows that have affected the territory of Fontechiari. Over the last ten years the association has collected stories, photos and documents on the phenomenon of local emigration in the 20th century. In the full spirit of the association the research work is carried out in synergy between researchers and members of local communities, Italian and Canadian, supporting those distant links between communities and migrants, from which the name of the association (Legami Lontani) is inspired. Over the years, the association has recounted emigration through various photographic exhibitions and a website. Currently the association is working on the digitization of the archive as well as a paper publication.