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Available for rent

225'

France, 2018

Original music : Ulysse Klotz Production : Mata Atlantica

Persian, Arabic, English

French, English, Italian


Festival dei Popoli 2021


Nicolas Klotz and Elisabeth Perceval's films



Synopsis


A primitive and epic film, “The Wild Frontier” tells how this new-born city in full growth, where nearly seventy-eight hundred people lived, was demolished by 50% in February 2016. How four thousand migrants expelled from the South zone tried to rise from the ashes in the North zone, until the government decided to wreck the entire zone in October 2016 and to scatter these eleven thousand residents to the four corners of France.

Tënk's opinion


With great humility, the two filmmakers who’ve always been attentive narrators of the lives of foreigners in France enter the Jungle at a politically complex moment. Worsening racism, the desire to get rid of migrants and the inefficient approaches to this radical problem shape the daily lives of many foreigners – the hope of moving to England, the elsewhere that seems increasingly difficult to reach, has given way to a civil life of horizontal relationships made up of family ties and bartering for survival. Alongside this (albeit it de-legitimised) citizenship, filmmaking reinvents itself to adjust to the changing forms of a rapidly evolving society.

Daniela Persico
Programmer and critic

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