A Chjána (The Plain)

Genre : Drama
Type : Fiction
Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2011

Inspired by real events, A Chjána (The Plain) tells the story of Ayiva, a young migrant worker who seeks to reunite with his best friend in the wake of the most significant race riot in Italian history.

A film by Jonas Carpignano

Italy / France, 2012, short narrative, 19 mins, drama

Starring Koudous Seihon, Cheik Baily Kane

Connection: Short Version of Mediterranea (2015)
Plot Keywords: race riot | migrants | | italy | racism
Genres: Short | Drama
Country: USA | Italy
Runtime: 19 min
Color: Color
Language: Italian | French
Filming Locations: Italy

Franco Basaglia... producer
Jon Coplon... producer
Willy Friedman... producer
Gwyn Sannia... producer
Dan Janvey... executive producer

Written and Directed by Jonas Carpignano
Cinematography by Maura Morales Bergmann
Film Editing by Sarah-Violet Bliss & Jonas Carpignano
Production Design by Marco Ascanio Viarigi (as Marco Viarigi)
Art Direction by Rafaelle Guerrasio
First Assistant Director: Gwyn Sannia
Assistant art director: Sarah Murat
Sound mixer: Angelo Bonanni
Sound: Emanuele Cicconi
Special Effects: Renato Agostini
Stunt coordinator: Gianluca Petrazzi
Electrician: Justin Denis
Director of photography: second unit / gaffer: Andrei Bowden Schwartz
Costume designer: Josefine Englund
Emanuele Piano... thanks
Omar Zúñiga Hidalgo... special thanks

Koudous Seihon... Ayiva
Cheik Baily Kane... Chico

Production :
Stayblack Productions


Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 2012
Winner: Special Mention (Short Film / Miglior Cortometraggio), for Jonas Carpignano (director)

SXSW Film Festival 2012
Nominee: SXSW Grand Jury Award (Narrative Short), Jonas Carpignano

Venice Film Festival 2011
Winner: Controcampo Italiano Prize (Short Film), Jonas Carpignano


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