Maka

Elia Moutamid | Italy | 2023 | 52'
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Original title
Maka
Synopsis
Geneviève Makaping (Maka) is the first black woman to have received a PhD and to have become the editor of a newspaper in Italy. Maka tells her painful story of emigration, from Cameroon through the desert, her arrival in Calabria in 1982 to her success as a journalist and television presenter.
Cast
Geneviève Makaping
Films Distribution
5e6 S.r.l.
Production
5e6 S.r.l.
Editing
Simone Brioni
Cinematography
Gianluca Ceresoli
Editing
Irene Breda
Language
Italian, Arabic
Subtitles
English, Italian
Premiere
Italian premiere
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Biography
Elia Moutamid has directed numerus short films and two feature-length films of biographical inspiration: Talien (2015) and Kufid (2020). His short film Gaiwan has taken part in more than 75 international film festivals – including Cannes 68 in the Short Film Corner section (France), Paris Court Devant (France) and the ICFF (Canada) — winning about thirty awards and distinctions. Talien has won prestigious distinctions including the Grand Prix of the Jury and the "Gli occhiali di Gandhi” Prize at the Torino Film Festival (2017) and a special mention as best emerging director at the Nastri d’Argento 2018. Kufid is distributed in cinemas by Cineclub Internazionale Distribuzione and was presented at the Torino Film Festival, at the Festival del Cinema Africano, Asia e America Latina of Milan, at the Bridge Film Festival of Verona and was a finalist for the Nastri d’Argento in 2021.
Filmography
2023 – Maka, ff
2020 – Kufid, ff
2017 – Talien, ff
2015 – Gaiwan, sf
2013 – Abbracciami, sf
2008 – Giornata Nera, sf
2007 – KLANdestino, sf

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