Les Sauteurs

Those Who Jump

 
Vom Berg Gurugu blickt man auf die spanische Enklave Melilla an der nordafrikanischen Mittelmeerküste. Eine Grenzanlage bestehend aus drei Hochsicherheitszäunen trennt Afrika hier von der Europäischen Union. In den Wäldern des Bergausläufers leben Geflüchtete, meist aus der Subsahara-Region, die versuchen, die direkte Landgrenze zwischen Marokko und Spanien zu überqueren. So auch der Malier Abou Bakar Sidibé. Nach 14 Monaten im informellen Camp und mehreren gescheiterten Versuchen, das Zaunsystem zu überwinden, beginnt Abou zu filmen – seinen Alltag, die Umgebung, das zermürbende Warten auf den nächsten „Sprung“. Er gibt Einblick in die soziale Organisation der Community und tristen Ausblick auf das vermeintliche Eldorado Europa.

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
Dänemark 2016
color
80 Minuten
OmeU
Drehbuch Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner
Kamera Abou Bakar Sidibé
Schnitt Estephan Wagner
Ton/Sounddesign Henrik Gamov
Produzent*innen Signe Byrge Sørensen, Heidi Elise Christensen (Final Cut for Real, DK)
Produktion
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
http://eyeonfilms.org