This remarkably timely, eye-opening film 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 that awaits them. A gripping tale of survival told with vivid realism, Mediterranea immerses viewers in the heart of a humanitarian crisis that for too many is a lived reality. 2015, Italy/France/US/Germany/Qatar, in French, Italian, Arabic and English with English subtitles, 107 minutes.
Free Member Screenings
Screenings are only open to Walker and IFP MN members. Free tickets are available starting at 5 pm on screening nights on a first-come, first-served basis; two tickets per membership. Please bring your membership card.
Beginning January 5, Walker Film Club and IFP MN members can reserve two free tickets in advance; ticket orders must be received by 12 noon on day of screening.
- Walker Film Club: RSVP to email@example.com or call 612.375.7652.
- IFP MN members: RSVP at www.ifpmn.org.