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Letters from the Sahara


Veteran Italian filmmaker Vittorio De Seta made his first feature film in ten years with this emotionally charged drama about a young man who has left his old life behind to start over in a strange new land. Assane (Djibril Kebe) was born and raised in Senegal, but convinced greater opportunities await him, he stows away on a ship headed to Italy, only to be thrown overboard by the crew not far from his destination. Unbowed, Assane makes his way to Sicily, where he works a variety of punishing odd jobs...more