Republic of illegal immigrants (The)

  • République des clandestins (La)
Genre : Social
Type : Documentary
Original title :
Principal country concerned : Column : Cinema/tv
Year of production : 2006
Format : Mid-length
Running time : 52 (in minutes)

We know almost nothing about these men and women who decide to leave their homes for the European Eldorado.
Even with several thousand illegal immigrants under threat of expulsion, thousands more risk their lives each day to get to the doors of Europe.
The director Sébastien Deurdilly flew to Africa to meet immigration candidates. He spent several months with the men and women in Senegal, Mali, Algeria and the Canary Islands who call themselves "adventurers".
He wanted to find out and understand the reasons these men and these women are willing to put their lives on the line to get to Europe, to find out how they prepare for the great adventure, ready to die rather than not meet the needs of their families left behind, to move closer to the very people that abuse them the most.


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