Le Dernier Refuge Film: the Debate

Africa Europe WeekFilm Screening


NOTE: The film is already available and can be watched as "Video on Demand". The debate will take place live.

On the border of the Mali-Algeria desert, in the middle of the Sahel, a house stands as the only point of fall and reconstruction for many migrants on their way to Europe, or on the difficult return. But is there a life for the repressed who turn around and return to the country?

Director's Note

Making this film about immigration is a great intention realized. Since my beginnings as a director, I had always dreamed of making a film in this direction and today has been allowed. Making this film changed my appreciation of immigration a lot, the family's responsibility for leaving, but also the difficulty of returning when you leave. Like many others, I believed when we leave and do not come back it was rather the fear of finding the misery that we had left behind but I understood through this film that the majority of those who do not come back are more afraid of facing failure. This film is also for me a way to salute the memory of my uncle who has remained without news for decades, but also to express all these missing people through testimonies.

Organised by
Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie