Jonas Carpignano’s Mediterranea puts a human face on the migrant crisis in Europe

Dec 21, 2015 1056

by Silvia Donati

Italian-American director Jonas Carpignano is the author of the film Mediterranea, which tells the story of two African migrants, Ayiva, played by Koudous Seihon, and Abas (Alassane Sy), as they try to make better lives for themselves in Italy, after traveling from Burkina Faso to Rosarno, in the southern region of Calabria.

The issue of race relations is close to Carpignano's heart, as he grew up between New York and Rome, the son of an Italian father and an African-American mother. His feature film debut, Mediterranea was well received at the Cannes Film Festival last May and was just released in the U.S.

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Fonte: L'italo-Americano

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