Io Capitano's depiction of a desperate journey is powerful and confronting

By Jane Freebury
Updated March 27 2024 - 2:55pm, first published 1:30pm

Io Capitano.

MA 15+. 122 minutes.

Four stars.

This story out of Africa is drawn from first-person accounts by survivors of the harrowing overland journey across the continent to Europe. If people managed to reach the port of Tripoli in Libya, one more leg remained - a boat trip across the Mediterranean under perilously dangerous conditions to the coast of Italy. Many, as we've seen in tragic media images, never make it.

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