Mediterranea | Jonas Carpignano | France/Germany | 107 min | 2015
Just Festival, LUX Prize and the European Parliament Information Office in Edinburgh present 'Mediterranea' by Jonas Carpignano as part of Conscious Film Screening Series. The film addresses the perils and struggles of refugees who desperately decide to make dangerous journeys for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in the countries of their destiny.
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Synopsis: Ayiva recently left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. He takes advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation to get himself and his best friend Abas off of the continent. Ayiva adapts to life in Italy, but when tensions with the local community rise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work he attempts to weather the storm, but it has its costs.