David Fedele, Kumut Imesh | Australia, France, Morocco 2018 | 83 Min. | OmeU
Saturday, 05.05.2018, 8 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal
Q&A with David Fedele and Kumut Imesh
For years, the stories of West African migrants have been told through the lenses of foreign journalists wanting to highlight the plight of those forced to flee from their homes. Through REVENIR, now there is a story told from the inside. REVENIR follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast currently living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country... But this time with a camera in his hand.
David Fedele is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, particularly interested in exploring cultural, humanitarian and social justice issues. His films have been broadcast and screened widely around the world, and he now spends most of his time between the European and African continents.
Kumut Imesh is originally from the Ivory Coast, forced to flee civil war in his country in 2004. He began the long journey across the African continent before finally arriving in Morocco, where he spent 7 years. In 2014 Imesh arrived in Europe, and was granted asylum. He currently lives as a refugee with his wife and small child in France, working as a webmaster. He is also the founder and president of ACSORE (Actions of Solidarity for Refugees), an association in France that works for the social and educational integration of asylum seekers and refugees.