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Those Who Jump

82 min.DK/Documentary

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 Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Håbet bag hegnet
Other titles Those Who Jump
Director Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé
Producer Heidi Elise Christensen, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Director of Photography Abou Bakar Sidibé, Juan Palacios Garcia, Jesús Blasco de Avellaneda
Appearances Abou Bakar Sidibé
Production country Denmark
Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS
International sale Wide House / Rue Bleue 9 / 75009 Paris / t +33 1 53 95 04 64 / widehouse.org
Comment Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner both studied documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in the UK. Recent acclaimed films include, by Siebert, Harvest Hand (2013) and Long Distance (2009) – and, by Wagner, Last Dreams (2013).

Companies

Production companies Final Cut for Real ApS

Direction

Direction Moritz Siebert
Direction Estephan Wagner
Direction Abou Bakar Sidibé

Production

Producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Post-production assistant Thomas Irving
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Post-production manager Maria Kristensen
Production assistant Ömer Sami

Cinematography

Cinematographer Abou Bakar Sidibé
Cinematographer Juan Palacios Garcia
Cinematographer Jesús Blasco de Avellaneda

Editing

Editor Estephan Wagner
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen

Sound

Sound designer Henrik Gugge Garnov
Sound mixer Henrik Gugge Garnov

Visual effects

Grading Maria Klarlund

Appearance

Appearance Abou Bakar Sidibé

Awards and nominations

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

Festival screenings

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