Nino Tropiano | Italy, Ireland, Switzerland | 2020 | 88'
Ndoto ya Samira
A story of female emancipation, set in Zanzibar, which follows, for 7 years, the life of the main character, a young woman from Nungwi – a fishing village in the north of the island – until we find her as a wife, a mother and a teacher. Samira wants to have a family, but she also wants to break away from the sexist, patriarchal and ancestral cliché of the woman who has to choose between family and work. The choice will turn out to be a challenge, as is the case every time you want to be fulfilled.
Vittoria Fiumi, Pina Mastropietro
Nino Tropiano, Luca Gianfrancesco, Aline Hervé
Best Documentary (Matera Film Festival)
Nino Tropiano has worked in Dublin in the theatre as actor and stage director. Initially a stage photographer, he then graduated in directing and film production with the documentary Mia figlia fa la Madonna. His films include L'ultimo spettacolo di Mary, Class reunion, The fall (which won the Urlo Prize at the Unimovie international Short Film Festival), Chippers (Special mention at the Festival of the Italian documentary Hai visto mai?). He is currently working on a musical documentary, Wild Man Jazz.
2019 – Samira’s Dream, ff (doc)
2008 – Chippers, sf (doc)
2005 – Riunione di classe, sf (doc)
2001 – L’ultimo spettacolo di Mary, sf (doc)
2000 – The Fall, sf
2000 – Mia figlia fa la madonna, sf (doc)