TOO MUCH STRESS FROM MY HEART
The Sahara desert is two-faced: on the one hand, the beauty of the dunes, telling us of ancient and beautiful cultures and landscapes, conveying peace of mind and well being; on the other, the desert is a land of transit, of anguish, of darkness, bearing witness day after day to a human tragedy of immense proportions.
Hence the desert, becomes the stage for the death for thousands of migrants crossing these lands in their quest for a lifeline.
Italy, plays the part of the protagonist nation, playing a key role in the Mediterranean, providing assistance and rescue to migrants landing on its shores. The reasons behind this massive exodus are diverse but one thing is shared by all migrants : the need to save their lives.
The protagonists of this narrative are twenty-three young migrants, unveiling their real life stories through poetry and dance at the rhythm of rap, soul, hip-hop and African music.
The music running in their veins never abandons them, the search for a new life accompanies their smiles, their vital joy, a thread uniting and projecting them forward into the future.
PRODUCED BY: Ludovica Lirosi
DIRECTED BY:Ludovica Lirosi
STARRING: Ousman Ndure, Buba Jamada, Pedro Oswe, Camara Silli, Moussa Konate, Vincet Iluobe, Ehidiamhen Festus, Edegba Emmanuel, Ehioma Nasabata, Obi Jheold, Herny Ezeh, Eugen Wisdom, Akeuewanbhor Joses, Amos Alohan, Samo Bakary, Sowe Haruna, Sarabouno Kalilou, Sanna Sonko, Iyoha Isaal, Ibrahim Konate, Iboi Oyakhilomen, Koulobali Mohammed, Doukassy Boubale, Mohammed Oyueea.
VOICE OVER: Susi Billingsley
STATUS:Completed PROGRAME TYPE: Documentary
GENERE: Social, Politics, Human Rights, Immigration
SUBTITLES: English, Italian
TOTAL EPISODE: 1X 60'
BROADCASTING: NETFLIX 2018(USA, Canada, Australia, Nuova Zelanda, UK, Sud Africa).
AWARDS & OFFICIAL SELECTION:
-American Movie Awards
(Apr 2017) Los Angeles, USA
Best Foreign Film
-Alice nella Città, Festival del Cinema di Roma
Official selection, Panorama.