BIFF 2019: 25. september - 3. oktober
Checkpoints - Competition
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The Valley

ORIGINAL TITLE:
The Valley
Italia / Frankrike / 2019/ 1 t. 12 min.
LANGUAGE:
engelsk/fransk
UNDERTEKSTER:
engelsk
DIRECTOR:
Nuno Escudeiro
WRITER:
Moritz Bonatti
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Nikolaus von Schlebrügge
PRODUCER:
Luc Martin-Gousset, Andreas Pichler, Valerio B. Moser
The State v. democracy and dignity

High up in the French Alps, the valleys of Roya and Durance are part of a dangerous trail for refugees seeking asylum in Northern Europe. The locals help by offering food, shelter and legal assistance, and when the authorities ramp up the deportation of undocumented migrants, the locals respond by becoming more organized and more overtly political. Equal parts inspiring and shocking, THE VALLEY shows how the French state is prepared to undermine its own democratic values in order to not have to take responsibility for the asylum seekers.

Festival guest: Director Nuno Escudeiro