Ciambra
23 November 2017

Sanperè!

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Sanperè! (Sanperè! Venisse il fulmine)

original title:

SANPERÈ! VENISSE IL FULMINE

directed by:

cast:

Doiarè Diarra, Youssouf Darko, Kamara Tinemakan, Lassine Karim Doumbia, Youssouf Diallo, Ibrah

production:

country:

Italy

year:

2013

film run:

70'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (05/11/2013)

festival & awards:

A year in the shelter of Caramagna (in Piedmont) where Diarra, a young man from Côte d’Ivoire, and his companions of misfortune live. They arrived from Libya, and they are waiting to get an immigrant visa and political asylum. Some of them fled from war, others are seeking a new future, for which they paid handsomely. The empty days are interspersed with conversations, confrontations, and the looming prospect of the shelter closing... Until the so-called “North Africa emergency,” which they found themselves involuntarily involved in, comes to an end. Diarra and the others are forced to hit the road again, each of them heading toward a different destiny.

DIRECTOR'S NOTES
“The idea comes from a yearning for knowledge. […] We went to the shelter for almost a year, listening to the people who lived there and participating to their changes. I tried to capture in my film the looks and the opinions they have made about us and about their experience seeking political asylum in Italy.”