Il mare

The Maritime Region of Togo, village of Zooti. In the heart of the countryside of one of the poorest countries of the world, life follows its course as if hanging from an invisible thread connecting everything: the birth of a child, work in the fields, the choir of a Catholic church, the spells and rituals of the Voodoo religion. In this indolent and laconic harmony, a young woman of 24, Agboessi, is preparing for her end of middle school exams, the only way out of this all too suffocating universe, the last light which seems to have lit all too long an adolescence.

Il mare
by Guido Nicolás Zingari
Italy, 2014


Guido Nicolás Zingari was born in San José, Costa Rica, in 1984. He studied literature, philosophy, art history and cultural anthropology between Leon, Rome and Turin. He has carried out numerous ethnographic missions between Senegal and Togo, working respectively on the Sufi congregations and Voodoo cults. Since 2012 he has collaborated with the Piccolo Cinema collective in Turin, a cinematographic mutual aid society. ‘Il Mare’ is his first work.

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