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by Andrea Segre


Ibitocho Sehounbiatou was born in Benin in 1960. She had three children and in 2000 decided to take a big risk in order to give them a better future. She left them with her mother and accepted to transport some drug from Nigeria to Italy - but she didn’t succeed. Three years spent in jail, in Naples. Once released she stayed in Italy, unable to see her children and her mother for 15 years. She started to film her life in order to make them understand what it was like. She described her life and her house in Castel Volturno, where she lived with her new companion, Salami, and about Italy where she tried to get her dignity and hope back. This film was made starting from the images Ibi shot.

original title: Ibi
country: Italy
sales agent: I Wonder Pictures World Sales
year: 2017
genre: fiction
directed by: Andrea Segre
film run: 64'
cast: Ibitocho Sehounbiatou, Salami Taiwo Olayiwola, Mimma D’Amico, Fabio Basile, Giampaolo Mosca, Gian Luca Castaldi, Prosper Doe
cinematography by: Matteo Calore
film editing: Chiara Russo
music: Bottega Baltazar
producer: Francesco Bonsembiante
production: Jolefilm, ZaLab, RAI Cinema
distributor: I Wonder Pictures
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