Those Who Jump

those who jump 2

From the archive

This film was last shown on 24 June 2017

In northern Morocco lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: a gateway to Europe sitting on African Land. To more than a thousand Africans living on Mount Gurugu nearby, it symbolises the hope of escape from a hellish reality, and the opportunity for better life. Between the two territories however, is a militarised system of security, three enormous fences, razor wire, automated pepper spray and brutal resistance from authorities.

In 2014,Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner heard about the situation on the border. Wanting to create a film that gave those young men the chance to tell their own story, they gave a camera to Abou Bakar Sidibé, a man on the frontlines. This unique documentary tells the story of thousands of hopeful migrants from the ground; the tale of a resilient quest for dignity and freedom, told from a unique perspective and enhanced by Abou’s growing sense of self-expression and creativity with the camera.

Part of Crossings: Stories of Migration, an Institute of Contemporary Arts-led UK-wide film and events programme supported by the BFI using National Lottery funding and in partnership with the Goethe-Institut.

Tickets can be purchased online in advance for the standard suggested price of £8.80 / £ 6.60 concessions or £4.50 CINE 26 for everyone aged 26 or under.

This screening is Pay-What-You-Decide, which is available in person from the Showroom Box Office

Abou Bakar Sidibe, Moritz Siebert
80 mins


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