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Up Next: January 14th, 2018


Mediterranea (Italy/France/USA/Germany/Qatar) is a 2015 film directed and written by Jonas Carpignano. Two men make the dangerous journey from Africa to Italy for a better life, but then face hostility and violence in this shocking look at the life-and-death struggle of refugees. It was screened in the International Critics' Week section at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The film stars Koudous Seihon and Alassane Sy as friends who cross the Mediterranean Sea to immigrate to Italy, where they experience unexpected hostility from locals.

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