A people under a full sun

A trip to the heart of Senegal, in search of a territory and its invisible boundaries. Nguith is a small village in the department of Linguère, where migration has become a sort of communal surviving strategy. Here started SOUFF, a project by Italian ong Arcs that is creating a model for an agricultural system that might bring a substantial change for the community, trying to diminish the rural exodus and make better life conditions for the inhabitants of Linguère. The film focuses on migration to Italy, both in past and present times, comparing two generations’ aims, hopes, challenges and the achievements that Senegalese fathers were able to provide the children of today, the future generations. 
Within this scenario, theatre assumed a linking role between the SOUFF Project and the community of Nguith. The local artistic association Takku Ligey and a company from Modena, Teatro dei Venti started a collaboration that aims to share different theatre practices: this experience of exchanging traditions and cultures has created a synergy that lets the viewer understand how differences play an important role in humans’ development. 

  • Claudia Vavassori
  • Claudia Vavassori
  • Humareels
  • Fondazione Cassa di Rispiarmio di Modena
  • Arci Modena
  • Mbacke Gadji
    Key Cast
  • Touty Coundoul
    Key Cast
  • Khady Baba Coundoul
    Key Cast
  • Calogero Messina
    Key Cast
  • Stefano Tè
    Key Cast
  • Mbaye Babacar Ndiaye
    Key Cast
  • Mattia Biancucci
  • Lorenzo Nada
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Un popolo in pieno sole
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    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    May 30, 2019
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    Italy, Senegal
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Director Biography - Claudia Vavassori

Claudia Vavassori is a camerawoman and director of photography born in 1989 in Bergamo, Italy. She is based in Bologna where she graduated in Disciplines of Arts, Music and Cinema in 2013. After graduation she attended several training courses in cinematic language and film direction, as well as seminars and workshops in Direction of photography conducted by Luca Bigazzi and Roberto Cimatti. Her professional experience also contributed to expand her knowledge of the audiovisual medium. Between 2014 and 2017 she has worked for a photo studio and a local broadcaster as a photographer, camerawoman and video editor. In the meanwhile she worked as a dop assistant and camera operator for several short films, videoclips, and backstages; she is part of Humareels, a video production association founded in Bologna in 2014, for which she also works. 
Since 2017 she’s been collaborating with Teatro dei Venti, a theatre company based in Modena, for which she works as a videomaker during their performances. 
In 2018 Claudia Vavassori had her debut as a film director with the release of the documentary “Un popolo in pieno sole”, a film that tells different stories of migration between Senegal and Italy, for which she was also director of photography.

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