Berlin entry Those Who Jump unveils trailer (Exclusive)
- The documentary by Moritz Siebert, Estephan Wagner and Abou Bakar Sidibé will have its world premiere in the Forum showcase at Berlin
The documentary Those Who Jump [+see also:
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Moritz Siebert and Estephan Wagner said, "Initially, we gave Abou and his friend Baba a camera each and spoke a little about the fundamentals of filming; then the two began to shoot. When we first viewed the material, it turned out that Abou filmed a great deal and clearly had fun trying out working with the camera. This in turn intensified our collaboration with him." Abou Bakar Sidibé added, "It was very important to me that this time on the mountain and everything that happened there should be documented, so that our story, my story, would not be forgotten one day. And I wanted to show that we are people who are alive, not dead."
The film was produced by Danish outfit Final Cut for Real, whose filmography includes such titles as Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing [+see also:
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Check out the trailer below.