“Les sauteurs” (“Those who jump”) Film screening + discussion
On 6 February 2014 the Spanish Guardia Civilat killed at least 15 people who tried to swim around the border fences that separate the Spanish exclave of Ceuta from Marocco. Approximately 400 people tried to swim across the border together. Those who were not killed and who managed to reach Spanish territory were violently pushed back to Marocco. Till today the perpetrators have not been brought to justice. Investigations in the case have been repeatedly closed. After an successful appeal to reopen the case a survivor of the event testified in March 2019 for the first time before the court. The proceeding is still ongoing.
In commemoration of the events of 6 February 2014 we invite you to watch the film “Les Sauteurs” (Those who Jump) with us.
The film documents the lives of people who are stuck in front of the border of the Spanish exclave Melilla. Afterwards we discuss the film together with the filmmaker Abou Bakar Sidibé.
When? Friday, 7.2.2020, 6 pm
Where? Community Space, Niddastraße 57
The film deals with the everyday violence of the border police at the meter-high barbed-wire fences of the Spanish exclaves Ceuta and Melilla as well as with the hope and resistance of those who do not give up and fight for their right to mobility. After the film screening we will talk to Abou Bakar Sidibé about the film, the European border regime and the racist borders, which arrivals also continue to experience in their everyday life in Germany.
See yout there!