Ayiva is a young single father living in Burkina Faso who dreams of a better life in Europe. After traveling a dangerous route, he arrives in the Southern Italy town of Rosarno with his best friend Abas, determined to reap the economic rewards of their new life abroad.
But instead, they find hard work in orange groves, grim accommodations in a nearby shantytown. Over time Ayiva settles into comfort and connection through a sympathetic employer. Abas, meanwhile, grows increasingly disillusioned with his hardscrabble reality.
Awards & Festivals
Munich Film Festival - One Future Prize (Jonas Carpignano) in 2015
Lux Film Prize Competition 2015
Cannes Film Festival - International Critics' week 2015