Ciambra
23 November 2017

Ibi

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Ibi

original title:

IBI

directed by:

cast:

Ibitocho Sehounbiatou,Salami Taiwo Olayiwola,Mimma D’Amico,Fabio Basile,Giampaolo Mosca,Gian Luca Castaldi,Prosper Doe

cinematography:

editing:

distribution:

country:

Italy

year:

2017

film run:

64'

format:

colour

release date:

19/10/2017

festival & awards:

Ibitocho Sehounbiatou was born in Benin in 1960. She had three children and in 2000 decided to take a big risk in order to give them a better future. She left them with her mother and accepted to transport some drug from Nigeria to Italy - but she didn’t succeed. Three years spent in jail, in Naples.
Once released she stayed in Italy, unable to see her children and her mother for 15 years. She started to film her life in order to make them understand what it was like. She described her life and her house in Castel Volturno, where she lived with her new companion, Salami, and about Italy where she tried to get her dignity and hope back.
This film was made starting from the images Ibi shot.