Waste Africa


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Waste Africa.

Waste Africa is a cruel fairy tale about a little prince called Samsung. Fatherless, abandoned by his mother, Samsung will have to restore prosperity and future to his land, covered with garbage.


Matteo Lena is born in the northern Italian countryside. He now lives in Rome and works for the Italian television. He made a journalistic scoop in 2007, revealing sadomasochistic homosexual appointments inside Vatican and he won the Ilaria Alpi Prize, an important journalistic reward, for Hands on Palermo, a 100′ documentary about Cosa Nostra, broadcasted in 2008.


  • Title
    Waste Africa
  • Rights
    Festivals, Sales
  • Country
  • Year
  • Length
    33′, col.

  • Director
    Matteo Lena
  • Screenplay 
    Matteo Lena
  • Editing
    Giovanni Zanin
  • Photography
    Matteo Lena

  • Sound
    Matteo Carbone (Farm Studio Factory)

  • Cast
    Samsung – The Little Prince, Kwame Ananse – The King, Samsung’s Father, The Wizard, an IT Student, a Vodoo Priestess, a Fisherman
  • Producers
    Matteo Lena
  • Production
    Madeinchina, Giovanni Zanin, Farm Studio Factory, Made On

  • Festival Cinemazero Pordenone 2013
  • Visioni Italiane Bologna 2014
  • Mile End Short Film Festival London 2014
  • FICA Brazil 2014
  • Tulcea Environmental Film Festival 2014
  • Colli Euganei Film Festival 2014
  • Turin Cinemambiente 2014
  • FICS Santander 2014
  • Tenemos que ver Montevideo Documentary Film Festival 2015
  • Melbourne Environmental Film Festival 2015
  • Matsaala Estonia Environmental Film Festival 2015
  • FICA  Brazil 2015
  • Vaasa Wildlife Film Festival 2016 – Best ethnographic Film Competition

  • Visioni Italiane Bologna 2014 – Second Prize, Environmental Visions

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