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Les Sauteurs (Those who jump)

Abou Bakar Sidibé, Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert

For more than 15 months, *Abou Bakar Sidibé* has already been living on Mount Gurugu. Nowhere else do hope and fear lie closer together than on this mountain in Marocco’s north. Just like hundreds of other young men Abou has started the weary way from sub-Saharan Africa to Europe. Longingly they are looking at the Spanish enclave Melilla and the Mediterranean Sea. But many of those who are fleeing from lack of prospects and civil war, trying to get to Europe across the ternary secured border installations, pay for it with their life. The two filmmakers *Estephan Wagner* and *Moritz Siebert* gave *Abou* a camera. He resists the temptation to sell it and turns into the chronographer of his companions of fate’s daily struggle for existence. In this community, the people organize themselves in order to survive – and in order to overcome the border one day. *_Les Sauteurs_* is a unique record of our time. Impressively, it sets the stories and faces of the refugees against the anonymous pictures of drones and surveillance cameras.

30 March 2016

21:00 h,

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Direction Abou Bakar Sidibé, Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert
Year DK 2016
Duration 80 min
Language French/Bambara OV with subtitles
Production Signe Burge Sorensen, Heidi Elise Christensen
Cast Abou Bakar Sidibé, Abou S., Adama D., Adama K., Adama T., Baba C., Baba F., Fousseyne D., Francois D., Gadja B., Gaoussou S., Guizo S., Issa S., Mamourou D., Mamoutou N., Mamoutou S., Ousmane
Camera Abou Bakar Sidibé
Script Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert
Editing Estephan Wagner

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