On the border between Ethiopia and Eritrea, after decades of war, today another battle is fought: that of survival for thousands of refugees fleeing from the dictatorship.

There are 5 refugee camps of the Eritreans on the Ethiopian border, and life takes place with enormous difficulties due to the lack of water, the lack of basic necessities, but above all the lack of a future.Three protagonists of the film: Dr. Alganesh Fessah, Italian Eritrean, a life in the forefront for her fellow-citizens fleeing; the refugees arriving from the border: Ethiopia, a land that receives a total of one million people fleeing from Eritrea, South Sudan, Somalia, Congo.

Dr. Alganesh, who does not want to be called a “hero”, spends her life for the weakest among the refugees.  She started the humanitarian corridors for the most desperate cases, supports the various camps, goes to the Egyptian prisons to free the prisoners, and is on the front row in Sinai to free those abducted and tortured. Does Alganesh glimpse hope on the horizon?


Siloe Film Festival – Poggi del sasso Grosseto -Official Competition (Jury special mention)
Festival del Cinema di Taurasi – Official Competition (Taurasi D’argento for Best Photography)
Festival De Cine Social Y derechos Humanos – Cine Oltro Ciel – Official Competition (Franja Migraciòn Premio Especial “Juana Cuadrado” para Realizadoras Femeninas)
New Delhi Film Festival – Official Competition (3d Best Documentary)
Cine Fest Mumbai – Official Competition (Jury mention)
Silk Road IFF – Honorary Section
Dhaka International Film Festival 2019 – Women Directors Section
Nepal Human Rights International Film Festival 2019
RushDocs Film Festival Los Angeles 2019
2nd Edition of the International Documentary Film Festival MasterDoc – Best Social Documentary

Key Words
  • Documentary
  • Human Interest
  • Religious
  • Social
Directed By
  • Lia e Marianna Beltrami
Produced By
  • Aurora Vision
Original title
  • Alganesh - All'Orizzonte una Speranza
  • Italy
  • 2018
  • 60’ min.
  • Available in Full HD
  • Language: English, French, Italian, Spanish
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