English title

Two best friends journey across desert and sea in search of a better life. But what they saw online detailing the immigrant's life abroad do not match with the tough challenges they are met with in their new lives.
Original title MEDITERRANEA
Director Jonas Carpignano
Sales Agent Luxbox
Genre Drama
Year 2015
Delivery status Completed
Date of availability Early 2016
Technical Information
Language French, Italian, English, Arab, Bissa
Duration 107
Color or B&W Color
Image ratio 1.78:1
Sound format 5.1 uncompressed
Script Jonas Carpignano
Producer Jason Michael Berman, Chris Colombus, Jon Coplon, Christoph Daniel, Andrew Kortschak, John Lesher, Ryan Lough, Justin Nappi, Alain Peyrollaz, Gwyn Sannia, Marc Schmidheiny, Victor Shapiro, Raphael Swann, Ryan Zacarias
Production Companies Audax Films, Court 13 Pictures, DCM Productions, End cue, Good Lap Production, Grazka Taylor Productions, Le Grisbi Productions, Hyperion Media Group, Maiden Voyage Pictures, Nomadic Independence Pictures, Sunset Junction Entertainment, Tide Rock Media, Treehouse Pictures
Cast Alassane Sy, Koudous Seihon, Paolo Sciarretta
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.
Alassane Sy
Koudous Seihon
Paolo Sciarretta
Awards & Festivals
Munich Film Festival - One Future Prize (Jonas Carpignano) in 2015
Lux Film Prize Competition 2015
Cannes Film Festival - International Critics' week 2015