LES SAUTEURS / Those Who Jump
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. 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”.
MORITZ SIEBERT, born in 1973, is a German documentary filmmaker. He studied in Great Britain. Those Who Jump is his second feature-length film. ESTEPHAN WAGNER, born in Chile in 1976, has edited numerous feature films and documentaries. He earned a master’s degree in documentary filmmaking in Great Britain. Those Who Jump is his first feature-length film. ABOU BAKAR SIDIBÉ, born in Mali in 1985, holds a university degree in English. Those Who Jump is his first film. It premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2016.
MORITZ SIEBERT, ESTEPHAN WAGNER, ABOU BAKAR SIDIBÉ
DCP / color
- Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner
- Abou Bakar Sidibé
- Estephan Wagner
- Henrik Gamov
- Signe Byrge Sørensen, Heidi Elise Christensen (Final Cut for Real, DK)
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2016
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
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