Seattle Black Film Festival 2024

“Coming to America” - films covering stories of immigration

Expired May 6, 2024 5:00 AM
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Mångata is a reflection of the Moon’s light on a water surface which indicates the way to the Moon. This light also helps to rescue little Alya. She is the only one saved from a refugee boat that sunk in the Mediterranean. Many years later, as an astronaut on a pioneering mission, she will need this light again. Maja Costa takes the refugee subject, usually shown as a drama or bitter tragedy, into new territories. Under the attractive guise of science fiction she may concentrate not on what is going on nowadays but look into the future with hope and optimism challenging prejudice and stereotypes.
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  • Runtime
    15 minutes
  • Language
    English, Italian, Yoruba
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  • Awards
    African Diaspora Cinema Festival BEST SHORT FILM AWARD, Corti in Cortile BEST DIRECTOR, BEST SOUNDTRACK, Orvieto Cinema Fest BEST NATIONAL AWARD, MYMOVIES AWARD, SPECIAL MENTION for the Soundtrack, Montecatini International Short Film Festival Special Mention: BEST DIRECTOR, BEST STORY, Golden Bridge Istanbul Short Film Festival BEST FEMALE DIRECTOR, BEST LEAD ACTRESS, BEST SHORT FILM, 3 IN 1 FILM FEST BEST SHORT FILM, NOVELLA Film Festival BEST FEMALE NARRATIVE SHORT, I AM TOMORROW FIlm Festival BEST VISIONARY SHORT FILM, Cornwall Film Festival BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY, Near Nazareth Short Film Festival SEMI FINALIST, Rotterdam International Film Festival (IFFR, 2024) SPECIAL SELECTION / EDUCATIONAL SECTION
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  • Director
    Maja Costa
  • Screenwriter
    Maja Costa
  • Producer
    Antonio Padovani, Mario Nuzzo
  • Cast
    Stefany Fruzzetti, Ayo Aloba, Afnan Ehoran