14-24 nov 2024
InstituteFestivalProfessionals
EN/NL
Donate
Loading...
MyIDFA
Nyanga

Nyanga

Medhin Tewolde Serrano
Mexico
2023
20 min
IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary
IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary
Synopsis

One day, while hunting with his father and brother, Nyanga is captured in a net. Kidnapped, he is transported by ship to America. While at sea, he begins to wonder whether he will ever be able to return home.

In Mexico, he is forced to work for a plantation owner. His feelings of uncertainty, humiliation and frustration are strong, but his desire to become free again is always stronger. Inspired by a dream, he prepares an escape, after which he and other enslaved people are not able to return home—but they at least succeed in regaining their freedom.

With surprising shadow play and handmade animation, this short film pays tribute to revolution and resistance.

Read more
Credits
20 min
color
DCP
Spoken languages: Spanish
Director
    Medhin Tewolde Serrano
    Medhin Tewolde Serrano
Production
    Daniela Contreras for Terra Nostra Films,
    Nicolas Défossé for Terra Nostra Films
    Daniela Contreras for Terra Nostra Films,
    Nicolas Défossé for Terra Nostra Films
Executive producer
    Daniela Contreras for Terra Nostra Films
    Daniela Contreras for Terra Nostra Films
Cinematography
    Xun Sero
    Xun Sero
Animation
    Chipotle Teatro
    Chipotle Teatro
Editing
    Nicolas Défossé
    Nicolas Défossé
Sound
    Carlo Massarelli
    Carlo Massarelli
Sound Design
    Martin de Torcy
    Martin de Torcy
Music
    Akonio Dolo,
    Aleth Durel
    Akonio Dolo,
    Aleth Durel
Screenplay
    Medhin Tewolde Serrano
    Medhin Tewolde Serrano
Narrator
    Álvaro Nel Hernández Almario
    Álvaro Nel Hernández Almario
World Sales
    Raina Film Festival Distribution
    Raina Film Festival Distribution
Screening copy
    Terra Nostra Films
    Terra Nostra Films

Stills

0
0
1
2
0
1
2
More from the program section IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary
The IDFA Competition for Youth Documentary offers world-class films that challenge the definition of youth documentary. Selected titles are presented for two distinct age groups: 9- to 12-year-olds, and 13-year-olds all the way to adulthood.
View program section
And a Happy New Year

And a Happy New Year

Sebastian Mulder
2023
21 min