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Jonas Carpignano
Alassane Sy
Aisha Paolo
Sciarretta Koudous
Seihon Annalisa Pagano
Theatrical release date
15. October 2015

Leaving her home in Burkina Faso, Ayiva (Koudous Seihun) joins her best friend Abas, who is on his way to Europe so that he can financially provide for his daughter. The couple barely survive the dangerous crossing in a smuggler’s boat, and arriving in Italy, they bump up against a climate of hostility, making it difficult for them to acclimatize to their new life. Eventually they find work and new friends on a plantation, but when immigrants are violently attacked, for Ayiva and Abas suddenly everything is in jeopardy.

MEDITERRANEA examines the background to the Rosarno riots in 2010, which saw 60 people injured and thousands of migrants evacuated.