French Film Festival: Mediterranea
This topical drama is the story of two West African migrants’ journey to Europe. Ayiva (Koudous Seihon) has left his home in Burkina Faso in search of a way to provide for his sister and his daughter. Taking advantage of his position in an illegal smuggling operation, he arranges to get himself and his best friend Abas (Alassane Sy) off the continent. Once in Italy, Ayiva begins to adapt to his new life, but when tensions with the local community arise, things become increasingly dangerous. Determined to make his new situation work, Ayiva attempts to weather the storm – but this comes at a cost.
1hr 47mins long