#boza

Spain| 2020 | Documentary Film | 17 min. | French, Spanish | English subtitles 

 

Synopsis

#boza, a film about people on the move from the African continent to Europe. In first person narrative and using videos and Selfies, Alhassane, Aminata, Mamadou, Mariam and Yahya tell their journeys and their goal of making “boza”. A word of disputed origin and exact meaning, “boza” is used by those trying to cross this particular border to describe the goal, and the act of successful crossing. The film #boza removes all filters, becoming a collective Selfie on migration.

Credits

With the images of
Aminata Camara
Mamadou Bamba
Yahya Makhtar
Mariam Sarr
Alhassane Traore
Mohammed Bangura
Fatou Meite
Massadje Diomande
Aissatou Barry
Honoré Mbogos
Samuel Nacar

Concept by, Director, Producer: Séverine Sajous, Anna Surinyach
Editor / postproduction: Jose M. Val
Script: Séverine Sajous, Anna Surinyach
Script coordinator: Pepe Combalía
Sound: Chris Blakey
Color Grading: Alex Iniesta
Distribution: Yaq
Production Company: 5W
Graphic: Coreographix
Collaboration with: Open Cultural Center, Strawberry Films, Btihal Remli

Awards

2021. #boza, Award of merit at The Impact DOCS Awards, USA

Selections 2021

Official selection at the Demetera international film festival, France
Official selection at the Cecehachero International Film Festival, Spain
Official selection at the Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon
Official selection at the Festival de Málaga, Spain
Official selection at the San Giò Verona Video Festival, Italia
Official selection at the El Festival Internacional Cine en la Isla FECISLA, Colombia
Official selection at the certamen Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany
Official selection at the Festival Internacional de Cinema de Cerdanya, Spain
Official selection at the The 21st Seoul International Alt Cinema & Media Festival, South Korea
Official selection at the Social and Economic Justice Film Festival, USA
Official selection at the International Festival of Red Cross and Health Films, Bulgaria
Official selection at the Festival Internacional de Cine de Puerto Madryn- MAFICI, Argentina
Official selection at the Festival Internacional de Cine Invisible Film Sozialak, Spain
Official selection at the El Ojo Cojo International Film Festival, Spain
Official selection at the Primed, International Festival of Mediterranean Documentary film and reportage, France

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