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.
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