It was online for a spell, we posted it, and then it was offline which disappointed those who didn't get to watch it back in April. But it's back online again, and it looks like it won't be going offline anytime soon, so if you missed it the last time, here's your chance to watch it! Or if you just want to watch it again...
As a quick recap...
The synopsis for Jonas Carpignano's acclaimed 20-minute short film, A Chjàna (The Plain) reads:
After leaving his native Burkina Faso in search of a better life, Ayiva makes the perilous journey to Italy; though he finds compatriots along the way, they are unprepared for the intolerance facing immigrants in their newly-claimed home.
And while it currently exists strictly in short film form, Jonas is developing it into a feature film project; recall my December post announcing it as one of 12 feature projects selected by the Sundance Institute that will journey through the prestigious Sundance Lab programs, which began with its annual January Screenwriters Lab - an immersive, 5-day writers’ workshop at the Sundance Resort in Utah, and continues with the directors and producers labs.
The short also screened at SXSW in March, where I had the pleasure of meeting Jonas in person.
I suspect that the the feature version of A Chjàna is one we'll be talking about here on S&A in another year or 2.
Watch the impressive 20-minute short film HERE where it's in competition in the Short List Short Film Festival; and while there, after you watch it, if you like it, you can vote for it. So click HERE to go there.