Those Who Jump

Those Who Jump


Those Who Jump | | | | 80 min

In northern Morocco lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African land. On the mountain above, live more than a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the fence separating Morocco and Spain. Abou from Mali is one of them – the protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it. At the fence, they have to overcome the razor-wire, automatic pepper spray and brutal authorities.


Nominated for Robert Prize for Best Documentary (the Danish Film Academy)
Cinema Eye Honors 2017 – Spotlight Award
Biberstein Gusmão Award (for emerging directors) to Abou Bakar Sidibé, Porto/Post/Doc, Portugal
Honorable Mention, Porto/Post/Doc, Portugal
Honorable Mention, Hamptons Int. Film Festival, USA
White Goose Award for best film, Int. Competition, DMZ Docs, Korea
Special Jury Mention, Camden Int. Film Festival
Best Editing Award by The Italian Association of Film and TV Editors, AMC, Salina DOC Fest 2016
Premio Tasca d’Almerita, Salina DOC Fest 2016
Amnesty International Award, Docs Against Gravity 2016
Main Prize, dokKa Karlsruhe, 2016
Special Mention, DOK.fest München 2016
The Jury’s Second Prize, Feature length Competition, DocumentaMadrid 2016
Main Award: Int. Feature length Award, Frankfurt Lichter IFF 2016
Ecumenical Jury Award, Berlinale 2016iting Award