WORLD PREMIERE FOR 'LES SAUTEURS' AT THE BERLINALE / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

It is a pleasure to announce that the documentary film Les Sauteurs (eng. title: "Those Who Jump") will have its world premiere at the 2016 Berlin International Film Festival, which takes place 11-21 February.

The film is directed by Estephan Wagner and Moritz Siebert in collaboration with the film's protagonist Abou Bakar Sidibé, and produced by Heidi Elise Christensen and Signe Byrge Sørensen for Final Cut for Real. 

In northern Morocco lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land. On the mountain above live over a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the land border, a fence system separating Morocco and Spain. Abou from Mali is one of them - the protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it. For over a year, he has ceaselessly persisted in attempting to jump the fence.

Les Sauteurs, ultimately a film about making a film, is Abou's portrayal of the human struggle for dignity and freedom on one of the World's most militarized frontiers.

The film will be screened as a part of the Forum programme. 

Click here to read the full press release about the Forum programme at the 2016 Berlinale