The 30th African, Asian and Latin American Film Festival – FESCAAAL will be held entirely online. 9 days of screenings on MYmovies.it and meetings with authors, special events and in-depth coverage on our Facebook and YouTube channels and on Zoom platform, for an entirely digital programme.
During the festival, the film will be available on demand from 22 to 28 March.
Hayat is an obstinate twelve-year-old who lives in a poor fishing village governed by a dark tradition in which every family must give one daughter to the sea creatures. In turn the sea creatures are hunted by the men of the village. Saved from this fate by her father, Hayat is considered a curse on the village and grows up an outcast. Nevertheless, she does not surrender to this fate and fights for a place within her village. After her mother gives birth to a baby boy, Hayat must accept the brutal custom of giving herself to the sea creatures or find a way to escape.