PRINCESA (2021)

DESCRIPTION

Princesa is a Nigerian woman who arrived in Sardinia through human trafficking. This island holds a syncretism between the beliefs of primitive animism, the Christian cults, and the recent ones of the Nigerian evangelical churches. The inner world of Princesa is full of fears, detachment from her land and attempted redemption. A magnetic tape of a funeral rite and the scene of a Nollywoodian drama reveal the biographical traces of Princesa’s story. In 2018, Oba Ewuare II, spiritual leader of Edo State, issued a religious edict of epochal importance in which he revokes the oaths that bind trafficked women through the curse of juju.

GALLERY

DIRECTED BY
Stefania Muresu, Italy, 2021, 49´
WORLD PREMIERE
Giornate degli Autori - Venice Days
TERRITORIES
World except of Italy
EXCLUSIVE SUBJECT
Festival & sales
DIRECTOR BIO

Stefania Muresu (1979) is a filmmaker and a visual sociologist. She directs, photographs and edits documentaries with a focus on social issues and a multidisciplinary approach. In her projects, she crosses the visual research perspectives with the languages of the creative documentary. Her films have been presented in festivals, academic institutions, cultural organizations in Italy and abroad: Luci a Mare (2014, SIEFF) and Sulla Stessa Barca (2017, Visioni dal Mondo), first feature-length documentary. After three years of research, she directed Princesa, selected to Venice Days 2021.