EXCLUSIVE: Trailer for Michel Toesca's To the Four Winds
- Michel Toesca's documentary about a farmer who helps migrants to cross the French-Italian border is set to world-premiere on the Croisette
Michel Toesca's To the Four Winds [+see also:
film profile] is set in the Roya Valley, located between France and Italy, where thousands of migrants try to cross the border each month in search of a better life. Cédric Herrou, a local farmer, has been welcoming migrants into his own home since the beginning of the crisis, turning his back garden into a much-needed shelter. With the help of friends and volunteers, he challenges French immigration policies that make it impossible for these families to set foot on French soil and seek asylum. Filmed over a period of three years by documentary filmmaker Toesca, this everyday hero will do anything to help them, even if it means risking his own freedom.
The film, which tells the story of the struggle undertaken by Cédric and countless others, was produced by Jean-Marie Gigon for SaNoSi Productions with backing from Emmaüs France, Médecins du monde, Res Publica, Roya Citoyenne and KissKissBankBank crowdfunders, and will have its world premiere as a Special Screening at the 71st Cannes Film Festival (8-19 May).
Check out our exclusive trailer (with English subtitles) below:
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