Mediterranea Release Date: November 20, 2015

The movie Mediterranea charts the death-defying struggle of African migrants as they risk everything to start a new life in Europe. Ayiva (first time actor Koudous Seihon in a revelatory performance) and Abas (Alassane Sy) are close friends from Burkina Faso determined to make it to Italy in order to find work and provide for their families back home. But even after surviving the harrowing journey—desert bandits, a treacherous sea voyage, arrest—nothing can prepare the two men for the hostility and violence that awaits them. A gripping tale of survival told with vivid realism, Mediterranea immerses viewers in the heart of a humanitarian crisis that for far too many is a lived reality.

Mediterranea Trailer

Starring: Koudous SeihonAlassane SyPio AmatoAnnalisa PaganoAishaVincenzina SicilianoAdam GnegneZakaria KbiriSinka BourehimaMary Elizabeth Innocence
Genres: Drama
Directed By: Jonas Carpignano
Runtime: 107 minutes
Studio: Sundance Selects/IFC Films
MPAA Rating Unrated