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”.

Director's Biography
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.
Competition Documentary 2016
Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé
Denmark 2016
80 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner
Cinematography Abou Bakar Sidibé
Editing Estephan Wagner
Sound/Sounddesign Henrik Gamov
Producer(s) Signe Byrge Sørensen, Heidi Elise Christensen (Final Cut for Real, DK)
Final Cut for Real Forbindelsesvej 7 2100 Copenhagen Denmark info@final-cut.dk www.final-cut.dk
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Berlin International Film Festival 2016
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere
In Zusammenarbeit mit // in collaboration with
Eye on Films