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by Francesco G. Raganato


After the Italian army is defeated in North Africa, a cavalry officer, Amedeo Guillet, takes charge of the local resistance movement in Eritrea against the English army. He’s assisted by Kadija, the lovely daughter of a local tribal chieftain. Over fifty years later, an Italian film crew comes to Eritrea to make a film about this marvelous tale of love and heroism. The casting call to find the star of the film becomes the occasion to become acquainted with the situation, and the hopes, of a country cut off from the rest of the world for twenty years by its military dictatorship, as seen through the eyes of the young would-be actors and their families.

original title: Looking for Kadija
country: Italy
year: 2014
genre: documentary
directed by: Francesco G. Raganato
film run: 60'
screenplay: Francesco G. Raganato, Alessandro Caruso, Chiara Laudani
film editing: Alice Roffinengo
music: Giulia Tagliavia, Santi Pulvirenti
producer: Viola Vatrini
production: Todos Contentos y yo Tambien, RAI Cinema
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