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THOSE WHO JUMP
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  

In northern Morocco lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla. Thousands of hopeful African migrants attempt to jump the fence separating Morocco and Spain each year. The migrants need to overcome the razor-wire, automatic pepper spray and brutal authorities. After every failed attempt, they return to Mount Gurugu, scouring for food in the nearby villages, trying to uphold some sort of order in the camp and building up their confidence again. Some give up and return home, others never return.

Abou Bakar Sidibe from Mali is one of migrants ceaselessly trying to make a successful jump for over a year. When he is given a camera, he becomes not only the protagonist in front of the camera but the person behind it. Through the lens, Abou gradually finds expression and meaning in his situation, 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. 

PROGRAMME
04/04 6.20pm
THOSE WHO JUMP + Q&A
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  
ICA
The Mall
London SW1Y 5AH
24/06, 6pm
THOSE WHO JUMP + Skype Q&A
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  
Showroom Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
Sheffield, S1 2BX
09/07, 3pm
THOSE WHO JUMP
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  
Watershed
1 Canon’s Road 
Bristol BS1 5TX
19/07, 6.20pm
THOSE WHO JUMP
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  
HOME
2 Tony Wilson Place
Manchester M15 4FN
20/07, 6.30pm
THOSE WHO JUMP
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  
Arts Picturehouse
38–39 St Andrew’s Street
Cambridge CB2 3AR
17/08, 6pm
THOSE WHO JUMP  + Skype Q&A
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  
Tyneside Cinema 
10 - 12 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 6QG
19/09, 6pm
THOSE WHO JUMP
Dir. Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibe 
Denmark, 2016, 80 mins  
Dundee Contemporary Arts
152 Nethergate
Dundee DD1 4DY
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a Malian refugee on trying to reach Europe

by Abou Bakar Sidibé, The Guardian