Les Sauteurs -Those who Jump
by Abou Bakar Sidibé, Moritz Siebert, Estphan Wagner - Denmark
In northern Morocco lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land.
On the mountain above live over a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the land border, a fence system separating Morocco and Spain.
Their life is unsecure and unstable, but still full of projects and wishes. Authors give to one of them, Abou from Mali, a camera to tell the life of this community.
Abou soon understand the power of that tool, and he becames the eye through which we can see people, we can listen to their stories, we can feel the hunger, the violence, the fear, but also their attempt to fight all this feelings.
With Abou we enter that humanity, into his ferocity and his beauty, and we also share the hope to “jump” over the fence.
Director; Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner
Co-Director: Abou Bakar Sidibé
Production: Signe Byrge Sørensen, Heidi Elise Christensen
Camera: Abou Bakar Sidibé
Editor: Estephan Wagner
Sound Editor and Mix: Henrik Garnov
Colorist: Maria Klarlund
Post Production: Kong Gulerod Film
Graphic Design: Niels Christian Konrad Nielsen, nckn
Produced with the support of: Danida, Danish Film Institute / Film Workshop, BMU Foundation
Original Language: French and Bambara
Produced in collaboration with: Mette Hoffmann Meyer
Distribution for Italy: ZaLab in collaboration with I Wonder Pictures/Unipol Biografilm Collection.