• THIS IS NOT A FILM, IT’S NOT FICTION
  • 5 AFRICAN GIRLS, THEIR REAL STORIES
  • WE FOLLOWED THEM, FOR 3 YEARS

SYNOPSIS

SYNOPSIS

AFRICAN DREAMERS is a documentary on five African girls at a significant transition in their lives.

Five young women who live in four African countries that so many people leave, in the search for a better life.

Wangare and Grace, Deborah, Marveille and Mariam have decided to stay and try to change their difficult lives. They fight against prejudice, old beliefs, violence and ancient cultures that far too often violate the universal human rights. Through dusty roads, shanty towns and breathtaking landscapes, their stories have approached us. Faced with life’s problems, big and small, each one of them is trying to reach her dream. A dream of redemption.

“I will continue to fight for girls to grow up and become women without suffering mutilation. All African
girls should become women and be able to dream. I am sure this is possible”.

These are the words of Nice Nailantei Leng’ete, a 26 year old Maasai woman who has been fighting for the rights of young African girls for years. Everything started from these words.

AFRICAN DREAMERS tries to give a voice to that part of the world that very often does not have one.

The weaker part of African society: girls and women. We have involved some of the many people who have become passionate about these stories, including cinema and theater actors and actresses who have lent their voices to their protagonists.

Five intertwined stories. Five voices accompanied by an essential narration. Images, sounds, colors speak for themselves. We want you to picture that Africa that you cannot imagine. This is our mission.

The mission of Hic Sunt leones. That Africa whose voice we do not hear. Not even a weak breath, among the news we receive every day. The seven of us believe that these simple stories of courage and freedom should become our and your stories too.

HIC SUNT LEONES

TECHNICAL CREW

TECHNICAL CREW

PRODUCED BY

DIRECTION, SUBJECT AND SCREENPLAY
Hic Sunt Leones
(collettivo di autori composto da Roberto Cavalieri, Francesco Cavalli, Davide Demichelis, Angelo Ferrari, Raffaele Masto, Alessandro Rocca,Luciano Scalettari)

 

EDITING
Diego Zicchetti

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Francesco Cavalli, Marco Colonna, Enrico Guidi, Davide Demichelis, Matteo Osanna, Alessandro Rocca, Diego Zicchetti.

 

PRODUCTION SECRETARY
Gruppo Icaro – Rimini

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Emanuele Lumini

 

COMMUNICATION
Alessandra Tarquini

 

TRANSLATION
Simona Caldera

 

WITH THE CONTRIBUTION OF
Fondazione Zanetti Onlus
Associazione Xmas Project
Crowdfunding – produttori dal basso

 

WITH THE SUPPORT OF
Amani, Amref, CCM, CISV, CVM, Focsiv, LVIA, MLFM, Oxfam Italia, Terre des hommes

 

WITH THE COLLABORATION OF
Film Commission Torino Piemonte
Obiettivo Immagine Roma
Radio Popolare Milano
Radio Inblu

 

MEDIA PARTNER
Africa Rivista

TRAILER

TRAILER

YEAR OF PRODUCTION
2019

COUNTRY
Italia

LOCATION
Kenya, Costa D’Avorio, Tanzania, Repubblica Democratica del Congo

LENGTH
78 minuti

GENRE
film documentario

TEASER

TEASER

AUTORS / DIRECTORS

AUTORS / DIRECTORS

HIC SUNT LEONES

CAST

CAST

FEATURING

Wangare
Marveille
Mariam
Deborah
Grace

 

WITH THE PARTICIPATION OF

Natalina Isella
Nice Nailantei Leng’ete
Jack Matika
Denis Mukwege
Bonniface Okada Buluma

 

VOICES

Massimo Alberici
Saba Anglana
Claudio Castrogiovanni
Simona Cavallari
Lella Costa
Stella Egitto
Melissa Manfredi
Giulia Michelini
Simona Mulazzani
Ignazio Oliva
Silvia Salvatori
Francesco Tonti

 

MUSIC BY

Saba Anglana
Fabio Barovero
Massimiliano Rocchetta
Josefina Silveyra
Maurizio Nizzetto
Filippo Saccarola

MUSIC

MUSIC

DEBORAH / by Massimiliano Rocchetta
FEELING GOOD / by Josefina Silveyra
FEELING GOOD / by Filippo Saccarola
FROM WITHIN / by Saba Anglana
IL PESCATORE / by Saba Anglana
TENGO SUENOS / by Saba Anglana e Fabio Barovero
TENGO SUENOS / Bass solo by Maurizio Nizzetto
TRIBAL PRINCIPLE / by Alon Ohana (Artlist)
BAMBA AFRICAN MARKET / by Kaleido Sea (Buena Ventura – Artlist)
BCC 031814 TRIBAL PERCUSSION HUNT 970 / (Artlist)
SAT NIGHT / by Yanivi (Artlist)
KUM-BA-YAH-FULL / (audioblocks)
SAFARI-JOURNEY / (audioblocks)
YOU FOUGHT ON ME / by Eill (Reflections – Artlist)
BROTHERHOOD / by Young Rich Pixies (Amazing Journey – Artlist)
SOME RISE UP / by Jeremiah (Artlist)
INSIDE-THE-MIND-OF-A-MURDERER-THRILLER-THEME / (audioblocks)
HANDPANOPHONE / by David Charrier (Ephemeral – Artlist)
TRIBAL PRINCIPLE / by Alon Ohana (Artlist)
BEYOND HERE / by Salt of the Sound (Beyond Here – Artlist)
“FEELING GOOD” (A. Newley / L. Bricusse) è concesso dagli aventi diritto da Sugarmusic s.p.a.
“IL PESCATORE” (Musica di F. De André / G.P. Reverberi / F. Zauli /Testo di F. De André) è concesso
dagli aventi diritto da Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.r.l.

CREDITS

CREDITS

FONDAZIONE ZANETTI ONLUS TREVISO
Mauro Pizzigati, Laura Zanetti, Andrea Gaio, Andrea Volanti, Teresa Calabrigo, Alessandra Fermi,Raffaella Bonora, Alessandra Gobbo

 

ASSOCIAZIONE XMAS PROJECT
Matteo Fiorini, Maurizio D’Adda, Sarah Nocita

 

AMANI FOR AFRICA
Gianmarco Elia, Chiara Avezzano

 

AMREF ITALIA
Mario Raffaelli, Tommy Simmons, Fabio Bellumore, Guglielmo Micucci

 

CCM – COMITATO COLLABORAZIONE MEDICA
Filippo Spagnuolo, Alessandro Guarino, Silvia Trentini, Stefano Bolzonello

 

COMMUNAUTÉ ABEL – GRAN BASSAM
Leone De Vita

 

CVM – COMUNITÀ VOLONTARI PER IL MONDO
Paolo Padovani, Attilio Ascani, Marian Lambert

 

FOYER EK’ABANA – BUKAVU
Suor Natalia Isella

 

KOINONIA COMMUNITY
Jack Matica, Boniface Okada Buluma, George Njuguna

 

LVIA – ASSOCIAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE VOLONTARI LAICI
Lia Curcio, Gloria Laura Mellano

 

MLFM – MOVIMENTO LOTTA FAME NEL MONDO
Antonio Colombi, Omar Fiordaliso, Sofia Marconi

 

OXFAM ITALIA
Maurizia Iachino, Maria Teresa Alvino

 

TERRE DES HOMMES
Donatella Vergari, Paolo Ferrara, Rossella Pannuzzo, Alessandro Rabbiosi

 

TAVOLA DELLA PACE
Flavio Lotti

 

CLUB FOTOGRAFICO MONTESPERTOLI
Daniele Bellesi, Valentina Canuti

 

DONNE DEL PD DI RICCIONE
Maria Iole Pelliccioni

 

COOPERATIVA SOCIALE GEA DI MESTRE
Francesca Gambadoro, Nicoletta Benatelli

 

RADIO POPOLARE MILANO
Niccolò Guffanti

 

DIMENSIONE IMMAGINE ROMA
Crescenzo Mazza, Gabriel Stapingher, Stefano Silvestri

 

RADIO INBLU ROMA
Andrea Bucci, Cinzia Calabretta, Samira Rocchetti

 

CROWDFUNDERS
Alba Viglietti, Alberto Gerini, Alberto Anelli, Alessandra Tarquini, Alessandra Fermi, Alessandro Pettinari,
Alessandro Fo, Alessandro Latini, Alessandro Franzi, Alice Capucci, Alice Ghio, Andrea Acciarri, Andrea
Micconi, Andrea Ricci, Andrea Tomasetto, Anna Cornelio, Anna Mazzini, Anna Martelli, Anna Costantino,
Annarita Raimondi, Antonio Morri, Antonio Mazzoni, Arnaldo Serafino Ciavatta, Associazione Grecam,
Astorre Mancini, Barbara Fronzoni, Barnaba Canali, Beppe Vietina, Carlo Cassinis, Chiara Biagioli, Chiara
Martelli, Chiara Uglietti, Cinzia Bravin, Cinzia Montevecchi, Cinzia Ceresoli, Cristina Cavalli,Cristina Marques,
Daniela Cadamuro, Daniela Sapone, Davide Galligani, Diego Gandolfo, Elena Scalettari, Eleonora Casetta,
Elisa Cavalli, Emanuela Mattioli, Enrico Ioni, Enza Agosta, Enzo Travaglini, Eugenio Malfatti, Federica
Ramacci, Federico Badaloni, Federico Cappanera, Filippo Bonavitacola, Filippo Ioni, Floreana Pistacchio,
Francesca Cerri, Francesca Fabris, Francesca Casalini, Francesco Montanari, Francesco De Augustinis,
Francesco Saracino, Francesco Amani, Gabriela Georgieva, Gaia Morrione, Giancarlo Frisoni, Gilberto
Zoffoli, Giorgia Capoccia, Giorgio Gattei, Giorgio Osti, Giorgio Rocca, Giovanni Gila,Giulia Bondi, Giuseppe
Mazzini, Kairos Associazione, Katia Bolognesi, Laura Spina, Laura Nava, Laura Azzetti, Laura Moretti,
Leone Riccobon, Lia Curcio,Loredana Romano, Lorella Giovannelli, Luca Martelli, Luciano Bagli, Luciano
Martelli, Luciano Pasquini, Luisa Pozzar, Maddalena Scalettari, Mara Mondaini, Marco Berardi, Margherita
Colucci, Maria Elena Magnani, Maria Iole Pelliccioni, Marilena Donati, Mario Bellina, Mario Sanna, Massimo
Grandi, Massimo Macconi, Matteo Osanna, Maurizio Nizzetto, Maurizio Casadei, Maurizio Focchi, Mauro
Sarti, Melania Fronzoni, Nadia Ferrari, Nevio Cavina, Nico Piro, Nicoletta Gorgerino, Noemi Cavalli, Oliviero
Morri, Paola Pirra, Paolo Familiari, Patrizia Cisarri, Piero Bargetto, Riccardo Foschi, Roberta Becchi, Roberta
Borello, Roberta Pellegrini, Rosario Cigna, Sabrina Vitali, Sandra Valentini, Sandro Ricci, Sara Rizzato,
Simona Mauri, Simone Nencini, Simone Guerra, Sofia Marconi, Sonia Dal Corso, Sonja Bellomi, Stefania
Guida, Teresa Pirritano, Valentina Franchi, Valentina Zamagna, Vincenzo Pezzino, Vittorio Colamussi.

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO
Adriana Bax
Roberto Ghio
Giuliano Berretta
Cristina Marquez

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