THURSDAY, MARCH 28 – 5:00 PM – 1H40 – ALL AUDIENCES
Presentation and discussion with director, screenwriter and director of photography Michel Toesca
La Roya, a valley in southern France on the Italian border. Cédric Herrou, a farmer, grows olives in the valley. The day he comes across migrants, he and other inhabitants of the valley, decide to offer them hospitality, providing them with shelters and helping them to apply for asylum. But by doing so, he is considered as an outlaw…. The director Michel Toesca, Cédric Herrou’s longtime friend who also lives in La Roya, has followed him for three years. A concerned and sensitized witness, Michel, camera in hand, participates in and documents this citizen resistance day after day. This film is the story of Cedric’s fight and of so many others.
Michel Toesca gives world cinema viewers long deserved, true, real-life, superheroes: Cédric Herrou and his team of conscientious French citizens fighting for social justice and human rights on the Franco-Italian border.
CAST & CREW
DIRECTOR Michel Toesca
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY Michel Toesca
SCREENWRITER Michel Toesca
MUSIC COMPOSER Magic Malik
PRODUCERS Jean-Marie Gigon – SaNoSi Productions
STARRING Cédric Herrou
PRODUCTION LANGUAGE French
PRODUCTION YEAR 2018
FRENCH RELEASE 09/26/2018
RUNNING TIME 1h 40min