KANDIA

director: 
Hamado Tiemtoré,
country: 
Italy-Burkina Faso
year: 
2014
category: 
doc
legth: 
14'
section: 
Cinformi Jury - Information Centre for Immigration
festival edition: 
2015
In Bambara language, in Burkina Faso, the term Kandia, consisting of the words Kan (voice) and Dia (beauty), means “beautiful voice”, but also “the beauty that the voice produces”. In the heart of Lecce, in Puglia, a chorus of voices sing their own humanity. They sing in Italian, Tamil, Swahili… It’s an example of integration and convergence between “immigrants” and “natives” other than the one proposed by media, beyond the criminalizing clichés: a simple, human act, in which a man equals a voice.