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Those Who Jump
Les Sauteurs
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AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Estephan Wagner, Moritz Siebert, Abou Bakar Sidibé

IMAGE

Abou Bakar Sidibé

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Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner

MONTAGE

Estephan Wagner

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ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Wide House

ISAN : ISAN 0000-0004-24F9-0000-S-0000-0000-R
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À la frontière marocaine se trouve la ville de Melilla, une enclave espagnole entre l’Afrique et l’Europe. Sur la montagne qui la surplombe, plus de mille migrants africains contemplent la barrière qui les sépare de "l’Eldorado". Abou – le filmeur et le filmé – est l’un d’eux. Armé de sa petite caméra DV, il témoigne de sa vie quotidienne et de ses nombreuses tentatives pour sauter la fameuse barrière.

Mount Gurugu overlooks the Spanish enclave of Melilla on northern Africa’s Mediterranean coast. The European Union and Africa are separated here by a high-security border facility consisting of three fences. Refugees, mostly from the sub-Saharan region, live in the tree-covered foothills, from where they try to cross the land border between Morocco and Spain. One of them is Abou Bakar Sidibé from Mali, who in Les Sauteurs is both the protagonist and the one doing the documenting. 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 look at the supposed El Dorado of Europe.
Les Sauteurs carries out a unique shift in perspective: the abstract, anonymous thermal images of the surveillance cameras stand in contrast to the subjective gaze of an individual. After meeting Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner, Sidibé takes on the responsibility for their camera, tirelessly documenting his living conditions on the sidelines of an EU under lockdown.

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  • Le 5 Avril 2017
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