01 NOV. / 18.40 / SCREENING ROOM B

Those Who Jump

Mount Gurugu, a tree-covered foothill, overlooks the Spanish enclave of Melilla on the North African coast. Here, the EU and Africa are separated by a high security border facility consisting of three fences.

Abou Bakar Sidibé from Mali, who is the film’s protagonist as well as one of its directors, awaits the right time to cross the border.

After 14 months in the informal camp and numerous failed attempts to beat the fence system, Abou starts filming – his daily routine, his surroundings, the mind-numbing wait for the next “jump”.

His footage gives insights into the social organisation of the refugee community and provides a mournful.





Screening Event

Q&A with the Malian co-director Abou Bakar Sidibé via Skype Screening of the short film Ma nouvelle vie Europeen 22’