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.
"Tender and devastating . . . it renders a global crisis in strikingly intimate terms."
Eric Kohn, INDIEWIRE
“A beautiful film: strong as a slap, sweet as a caress and deep with compassion."
Marina Valensise, IL FOGLIO
Written and Directed by
Director of Photography Wyatt Garfield
Editors Nico Luenen, Affonso Gonçalves, Sanabel Chiraqoui
Production Designer Ascanio Viarigi
Costume Designer Nicoletta Taranta
Music by Benh Zeitlin and Dan Romer
Camera Operator Tim Curtin
Jon Coplon, Gwyn Sannia, Ryan Zacarias,
Jason Michael Berman, John Lesher, Chris Columbus,
Marc Schmidheiny, Cristoph Daniel, Victor Shapiro,
Alain Peyrollaz, Justin Nappi, Andrew Kortschak, Ryan Lough
With Support From
Sundance Institute, San Francisco Film Society,
Cinereach, Doha Film Institute