IDFA Documentary: Those Who Jump - Humanity House


22 Jan


IDFA Documentary: Those Who Jump

This special documentary offers a different perspective on migration problems. Because one of the migrants, the Malinese Abou Bakar Sidibé, operated the camera, Those Who Jump conveys an unpolished image of the hard life of migrants.

A large group of African migrants are camping under severe and primitive conditions on a hill in Northern-Morocco. Every day they can see the Spanish enclave Melilla and the Mediterranean Sea behind it. They dream of a new life in Europe and make plans to cross the border illegally. However, this border is formed by a high fence that is guarded by cameras day and night. Behind this fence police officers are ready to stop those who jump by force. Only few accomplish crossing the border; others are caught, give up or have to pay for the jump with their lives.

Estephan WagnerMoritz Siebert and Abou Bakar Sidibé give a voice to the usually invisible central figures of the European migration problem in this impressive film.

Watch the trailer here:

About this program

IDFA, the world-famous documentary festival, is coming to The Hague for the second time! In collaboration with Oxfam Novib, we will show the special documentary Those Who Jump on January the 22nd. This documentary is about the experience of migrants on the Moroccan-Spanish border. Preceding to the film, we will use other film fragments to debate about what it means to people when life comes to a (temporal) halt. Both parts of the program can be visited separately from one another.

We Are Public

Are you a We Are Public-member? Then you can join this program for free by showing your pass. If you want to be assured of a spot, please send an email to mentioning the date and the name of the program and that you are a We Are Public-member. Reserved tickets can be picked up on the day of the program until 30 minutes before. Don’t forget to bring your We Are Public pass when picking these up.


  • Engels, Frans
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