Previously at the ICA - Films
4 Nov 2016
The screening will be followed by a Skype Q&A with one of the filmmakers, Estephan Wagner.
“I exist because I film” - Abou Bakar Sidibé
A refugee from Mali trying to scale the guarded walls around the Spanish enclave of Melilla is given a camera to record his story in this seminal film on the complexities of modern migration. After 14 months living in the foothills near the border, Abou Bakar Sidibé starts filming, capturing the heartbreak, humour and boredom of camp life as he and hundreds of other refugees await the next futile and often dangerous ‘jump’. His footage humanizes an increasingly common story, acting as a mouthpiece for African migrants living on the fringes of existence, on the sidelines of a Europe in lock-down and a world that has forgotten them.
Film Africa: Those Who Jump (Les Sauteurs), dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner and Abou Bakar Sidibé, Denmark 2016, 80 mins.