The long periods of tedium and hassle are punctuated by fruitless attempts to jump the fences to get to their European El Dorado. Contrasting with this intimate footage are the abstract, de-humanising CCTV images that track the refugees as they storm the fences. With increasing skill Sidibé reveals the camaraderie between the migrants from all over Africa in their daily struggle to survive - their hopes, dreams and stoical humour.
“A riveting form of home movie where home itself is entirely off limits . . .” Hollywood Reporter
Winner of the Ecumenical Jury Prize Berlin Film Festival 2016
Voices of Resistance Season