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Les messagers

France, 2014


From the Sahara to Mellila, witnesses talk about how they narrowly escaped death, unlike their companions – all migrants who were literally and symbolically swallowed up by the frontier.

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Les messagers Directed by Hélène Crouzillat, Lætitia Tura

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  • Rafael Fonseca's rating of the film Les messagers

    The role of documentaries pertaining to current crises is already bigger than most - a responsibility of education. Hélène & Lætitia's cold doc lulls you with the sound of the sea as it stabs you with stories about those who drowned in it. It fulfills the most important job:showing the african refugees as sensible, hurting humans instead of a number-problematic. To exist, each and every one of them. Unthingification.