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The Daily Buzz is a “festival only” radio show. We travel to film festivals year-round and interview some of the most important indie voices, partner with NPR affiliate and local community radio stations and aim to deliver these conversations to cinephiles, fans and moviegoers everywhere.The show is in its fifth year, and the Daily Buzz has interviewed some of the most important voices in the entertainment industry: more than 500 guests ranging from directors, actors, producers, festival directors and journalists in the independent film world.The Daily Buzz partnered with KUT this year to provide coverage of the 2015 SXSW Festival. This week, The Daily Buzz is broadcasting from the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) — which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in Toronto, Canada — and interviewing independent and international filmmakers. Daily Buzz at the Toronto International Film Festival is made possible with support from Production Legal, Cloud Electronics, Soundcloud, ENKI NY and Angry Porcupine.

The Daily Buzz at Cannes: Episode 4

Daily Buzz Co-Host John Wildman interviews Jonas Carpignano, Director of Mediterranea, at the Nespresso Beach Cafe sitting on the edge of the Mediterranean Sea in the South of France, located across from the JW Marriott Hotel on Le Croisette.

Carpignano, the son of an Italian father and an African American mother, is a native of Rome. This young filmmaker is no stranger to Cannes or the film festival circuit. The film, a Sundance Lab project, follows two best friends as they travel across desert and sea, from Burkina Faso to Southern Italy in search of a better life. Last year, his short film Chjana was selected to play at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and this talented young man shares with us why he was inspired to make a film on race relations and immigration in Italy as he returns to France one year later in the International Critics’ Week section of the Cannes Film Festival.

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