"The urgency of making this film started with meeting Princesa and the mutual desire to leave a record of her story and those of many other Nigerian women. This encounter happened in a shelter for victims of the sex market in Cagliari: she landed there after escaping a trafficking network that runs prostitution in Italy. In our meetings, Princesa appears elusive, hard to pin down, and absorbed by a search that involved us both. The camera itself was a tool of dialogue, a bidirectional gaze that collected fragments of life from her own reality and my imagination." [Stefania Muresu]
Stefania Muresu (1979) is a documentary filmmaker and visual sociologist. After obtaining her degree from the University of Urbino, she trained as a photography and visual ethnographer in Seville. Then, she attended the School of Filmic and Visual Sociology at the University of Genoa. Her films have been screened at festivals, academic institutions, and cultural organizations in Italy and abroad. In 2014, she co-directed Luci a mare. In 2016, she took over as artistic director of a participatory film project under the aegis of the Sardinia Region. In 2017, she directed Sulla stessa barca, her first feature-length documentary, which competed at the Festival Visioni dal Mondo. After three years doing research, she wrote, filmed and directed Princesa.