The Strong Man of Bureng

Mauro Bucci | Italy | 2023 | 75'
Screenings
Sat 11 May H 17:00
from Sat 11 May - 18:00
to Sun 12 May - 23:59
Section
Original title
The Strong Man of Bureng
Synopsis
Essa, an ex-UN soldier and refugee, is in search of well-being for himself and all his home village of Bureng, in Gambia. After having received new papers in Italy, Essa successfully starts a business in Europe. Blocked in Africa by the Covid pandemic, he must deal with one of the worst crises in his life.
Cast
Essa J. Darboe, Yankuba Darboe, Kaddy Darboe, Fatima Darboe, Elisa Salmi
Films Distribution
--
Production
Mauro Bucci Ethnographic Films
Editing
Mauro Bucci
Cinematography
Mauro Bucci
Editing
Mauro Bucci
Language
Mandinka, Finnish, English
Subtitles
Italian
Premiere
--
Main awards
Best Editing (Coliseum International Film Festival 2023), Best Documentary Feature (Samhain Baucogna International Film Festival 2024)
Trailer
Play Video
Images
Biography
Mauro Bucci is a multi-award-winning Italian filmmaker and independent researcher in the field of visual anthropology. He is particularly interested in the potential offered by cinema for studying and understanding human experiences and cultural practices. He has conducted seminars and courses and written scientific texts on ethnographic cinema for institutions and publishers both in Italy and abroad. His films focus on the phenomenon of migration and are made by building strong bonds with the people filmed, living with them for long periods.
Filmography
2023 - The Strong Man of Bureng, ff
2016 - Hotel Splendid, ff

Film

Related

Luck Razanajaona | France, Madagascar, Germany, Qatar, Mauritius, South Africa | 2024 | 80'

Giovanni C. Lorusso | Italy, France, Lebanon | 2024 | 73'

Tevin Kimathi Omwanza, Millan Tarus | Kenya | 2023 | 13'

Gabriele Biasi | Italy | 2023 | 16'