Maka
Directed by Elia Mouatamid written by Simone Brioni
production 5e6 film (ITA) with Stony Brook University (USA)

DOCUMENTARY | 70′ | COLOR | DCP | 2022 | COMING SOON!

Logline
Maka presents Geneviéve Makaping’s life in Italy and perilous migration journey. By sharing Makaping’s experience as the first Black news editor in Italy, Maka speaks out against the media representation of immigrants and offers an evocative examination of the intersection between sexism and racism in Italy. From Moroccan-born Italian director Elia Moutamid, this riveting documentary offers a poignant exploration of displacement, identity, and belonging.

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with
Geneviève Makaping

written by
Simone Brioni

inspired by
Geneviève Makaping
“Traiettorie di sguardi. E se gli altri foste voi?” (Rubbettino 2022).

“Reversing the Gaze: What if the Other Were You?”
translated by Giovanna Bellesia-Contuzzi and Victoria Offredi Poletto (Rutgers University Press, 2023).

directed by
Elia Moutamid

produced by
Graziano Chiscuzzu

line Producer
Tania Gualeni 

cinematographer
Gianluca Ceresoli

editor
Irene Breda

music composer
Piernicola Di Muro

sound
Gabriele Cardullo

 

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