Those Who Jump

82 min.DK/Documentary

In northern Morocco lies the Spanish enclave of Melilla: Europe on African Land. On the mountain above live over a thousand hopeful African migrants, watching the border fence. Abou from Mali is one of them – the protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it. For over a year, he has ceaselessly persisted in attempting to jump the fence. As Abou portrays the struggle for human dignity and freedom on one of the World's most militarized frontiers, the film ultimately becomes a story about the empowerment of a filmmaker armed only with his camera and his aspirations.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Les sauteurs
Danish title Håbet bag hegnet
Keywords Africa, Morocco, Illegal Immigrants, Illegal immigration, 2010-2019
Director Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner, Abou Bakar Sidibé
Producer Heidi Elise Christensen, Signe Byrge Sørensen
Director of Photography Abou Bakar Sidibé, Juan Palacios Garcia, Jesús Blasco de Avellaneda
Editor Estephan Wagner
Sound Henrik Gugge Garnov
Appearance Abou Bakar Sidibé
Production country Denmark
International sales Wide House
Comment Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner both studied documentary filmmaking at the National Film and Television School in the UK. Recent acclaimed films include, by Siebert, Harvest Hand (2013) and Long Distance (2009) – and, by Wagner, Last Dreams (2013).
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Production company
Executive Producer Final Cut for Real ApS


Direction Moritz Siebert
Direction Estephan Wagner
Direction Abou Bakar Sidibé


Producer Heidi Elise Christensen
Producer Signe Byrge Sørensen
Post-production supervisor Anders V. Christensen
Post-production assistant Thomas Irving
Post-production assistant Martin Munck Schmidt
Post-production manager Maria Kristensen
Production assistant Ömer Sami


Cinematographer Abou Bakar Sidibé
Cinematographer Juan Palacios Garcia
Cinematographer Jesús Blasco de Avellaneda


Editor Estephan Wagner
Editing supervisor Niels Pagh Andersen


Sound designer Henrik Gugge Garnov
Sound mixer Henrik Gugge Garnov

Visual effects

Grading Maria Klarlund


Appearance Abou Bakar Sidibé

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Awards and nominations

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Award Year Festival
Honorable Mention 2016 Hamptons Film Festival 2016
White Goose Award for Best Int. Documentary 2016 DMZ South Korea 2016
Human Rights Award 2016 Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016
Special Jury Mention 2016 München Documentary Festival 2016
Eucemenical Award 2016 Berlinale 2016

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 2017-01-23
Amsterdam, IDFA 2016-11-16
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2016-11-02
Sao Paulo Int. Film Festival 2016-10-20
London Film Festival 2016-10-07
Hamptons Film Festival 2016-10-06
DMZ South Korea 2016-09-22
Malmö Nordisk Panorama 2016-09-16
Melbourne Film Festival 2016-07-28
SilverDocs AFI Documentary Festival 2016-06-22
Tel Aviv Docaviv Int. Documentary Film Festival 2016-05-19
Warszawa, Against Gravity 2016-05-13
München Documentary Festival 2016-05-05
Hong Kong International Film Festival 2016-03-21
Berlinale 2016-02-11
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