To Return (2018) (trailer)

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A controversial film experiment, a courageous journey and a unique collaboration between filmmaker and refugee; which is not without consequences. A film by David Fedele & Kumut Imesh.

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For years, the stories of West African migrants and refugees have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists. Now there is a story from the inside. Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, REVENIR follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country … But this time with a camera in his hand. Traveling alone, Kumut will be documenting his own journey; both as the main protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it, revealing the human struggle for freedom and dignity on one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world. A controversial film experiment, a courageous journey and a unique collaboration between filmmaker and refugee; which is not without consequences.

 

(FR) Pendant des années, les récits des migrants d’Afrique de l’Ouest et des réfugiés ont été racontés à travers les yeux de journalistes étrangers. Maintenant, il y a une histoire racontée de l’intérieur. À la fois un road-trip, une autobiographie et une enquête journalistique, REVENIR suit Kumut Imesh, un réfugié de la Côte d’Ivoire habitant maintenant en France, qui retourne sur le continent africain pour y tenter de retracer le chemin qu’il prit lorsqu’il dû fuir la guerre civile de son pays… Mais cette fois, il le fait avec une caméra à la main. Voyageant seul, Kumut documentera son propre voyage sous deux angles : celui du personnage principal devant la caméra, ainsi que celui de la personne derrière la caméra. montrant l’aspiration humaine à la liberté et à la dignité sur une des routes migratoires les plus dangereuses au monde. Un projet de film controversé, un voyage plein de courage et une collaboration unique entre cinéaste et réfugié qui n’est pas sans conséquences.

 

David Fedele : director / producer / editor / sound design - https://www.david-fedele.com - https://www.facebook.com/dpfedele

Kumut Imesh – co-director / camera / protagonist - http://acsore.org

Song used in the film: “DAYMALLAH” (Composer: Majid Bekkas, Publisher: SOWAREX, Producer: IGLOO Records) 

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