Akiyayá narrates the stories of young African entrepreneurs living between Europe and Africa, showing how they are changing the world as they follow their dreams. The documentary, filmed in Barcelona and Senegal, analyzes the concept of access to opportunities for young Africans who have decided to stay in Senegal and others who have decided to make the journey to Europe. It offers a critical and lucid look at the myths, beliefs and preconceptions that feed prejudices and dreams on both sides. The film also shows examples of young people who have decided to take their life in their own hands to achieve their dreams.
It was nominated at the International Human Rights Film Festival of Bilbao, the Film Festival of Migration of Barcelona and the Film Festival at Malaga. The documentary continues to be screened as an educational tool for immigrants that arrive illegally to Spain.
Produced by: Agència Catalana de Cooperació al Desenvolupament (ACCD), CAD Productions, Fundació Guné & Fundacion Ensurecer
Director: Fernando Casado Cañeque
Editor: Andrés Bujardón
Productor: Philippe Jochaud
Art Director: Maripaz Montecinos
Music direction: Alfonso Sitja