This film is a portrait of Paris as seen by Souleymane, an 18-year-old refugee from Darfur. Arriving in France after a traumatic five-year journey, the “city of light” he had dreamed of, far from meeting his expectations, inflicts new hardships on him. The harshness of the situations is matched by its bittersweet poetry.

Following Souleymane, the film traces the migrants’ journey through Paris: the street encampments, the interminable queues in front of administrative offices, the police raids and the mobilization of local residents to help the refugees. The camera bears witness to the metamorphosis of a city, and shows us the emergence of new internal frontiers: kilometers of fencing to make the walkways under the metro bridge inaccessible, stones to prevent migrants from lying down, rounds of security guards to dislodge them.

Best Film Award “World Cinema” category and Best Directors – Doc Egde Film Festival 2020, New Zealand
Young Jury Prize – Festival des Cinémas d’Afrique d’Apt 2019
Official Selection CPH Dox – Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival 2020
Official Selection Journées Cinématographiques de Carthage 2019
Official Selection DOC NYC 2019
Official Selection “TIFF Docs” – Toronto International Film Festival 2019
Official Selection “Compétition Française” – Cinéma du Réel 2019

un film deHind Meddeb et Thim NaccachecoproductionEcho Filmsavec la participation deCNC, Région Grand Est, AFAC, Procirep-Angoaannée2019durée1h26