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Camden Conference is screening supporter of CIFF documentary-LES SAUTEURS (THOSE WHO JUMP)
September 17, 2016 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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.
Through the lens, Abou gradually finds expression and meaning in his situation. “When filming I feel that I exist”. But after 16 months on the mountain, Abou is close to a tragic accident. Returning to Mali is not an option for him and he becomes more determined than ever to pursue his dream of a better life in Europe.
The screening takes place on Saturday, September 17, 3:30 p.m. at the Rockport Opera House. Admission is $10.00 or included with the purchase of a CIFF All Access or Festival Pass. For more information, please visit https://pointsnorthinstitute.org/ciff/
The Camden Conference is proud to support the screening of this documentary with the Camden International Film Festival in anticipation of the 30th Annual Camden Conference: Refugees and Global Migration: Humanity’s Crisis, February 17-19, 2017, live at the Camden Opera House and streamed to satellite venues: Hutchinson Center in Belfast, Strand Theatre in Rockland, and Lee Auditorium in Portland. The mission of the Camden Conference is to foster informed discourse on world issues. For more information, please visit www.camdenconference.org or call 207-236-1034.
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9fwGwixttI