Those Who Jump / Håbet bag hegnet

Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé (DK, 2016)

Håbet bag hegnet (Moritz Siebert/Estephan Wagner/Abou Bakar Sidibé, DK, 2016)
Foto: Abou Bakar Sidibé

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 border fence. 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. As Abou portrays the struggle for human dignity and freedom on one of the World's most militarized frontiers, the film ultimately becomes a story about the empowerment of a filmmaker armed only with his camera and his aspirations.


Basic information

Danish titleHåbet bag hegnet
Production countryDenmark
Duration82 min.
Production companyFinal Cut for Real ApS
International saleWide House / Rue Bleue 9 / 75009 Paris / France / t +33 1 53 95 04 64 /
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Full credits

Moritz SiebertDirection
Estephan WagnerDirection
Anders V. ChristensenPost-production supervisor
Thomas IrvingPost-production assistant
Martin Munck SchmidtPost-production assistant
Maria KristensenPost-production manager
Ömer SamiProduction assistant
Abou Bakar SidibéCinematographer
Juan Palacios GarciaCinematographer
Niels Pagh AndersenEditing supervisor
Henrik Gugge GarnovSound design and mix
Visual effects
Abou Bakar SidibéAppearance
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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festivals
Cinema Eye Spotlight Award 2017 Cinema Eye Honors 2017
Eucemenical Award 2016 Berlinale 2016
2nd Prize for Best Documentary 2016 Madrid, Documenta Madrid 2016
Human Rights Award 2016 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016
International Feature Award 2016 Frankfurt, Lichter Film Festival 2016
Special Jury Mention 2016 München Documentary Festival 2016
Special Jury Mention 2016 Camden Int. Film Festival 2016
White Goose Award for Best Int. Documentary 2016 DMZ South Korea 2016
Honorable Mention 2016 Hamptons Film Festival 2016
Festival prize 2016 Porto, Post Doc 2016
Honorable Mention 2016 Porto, Post Doc 2016
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Oslo EuroDoc Film Festival 29-03-2017
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 23-01-2017
Cinema Eye Honors 10-01-2017
Amsterdam, IDFA 16-11-2016
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 02-11-2016
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 20-10-2016
London Film Festival 07-10-2016
Hamptons Film Festival 06-10-2016
DMZ South Korea 22-09-2016
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 16-09-2016
Camden Int. Film Festival 15-09-2016
Melbourne Film Festival 28-07-2016
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 22-06-2016
Durban International Film Festival 17-06-2016
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 19-05-2016
Warszawa, Against Gravity 13-05-2016
München Documentary Festival 05-05-2016
Madrid, Documenta Madrid 30-04-2016
Frankfurt, Lichter Film Festival 29-03-2016
Hong Kong International Film Festival 21-03-2016
Columbia, True/False Film Festival 03-03-2016
Berlinale 11-02-2016
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