Contemporary Lives

(Francia / 2018 / 96’)

Everyday in Val Roia, divided between France and Italy, dozens of immigrants try to cross the border looking for a better life. In this limbo between two states, the immigration policies make impossible their entrance on French soil. Cédric Herrou, a framer of the Valle, is a hero for these people: for years he has welcomed in his house all the families and youngers who had anywhere else to go once they were stopped at the border. Cédric, thanks to friends and volunteers, bravery challenges the French institutions. Libre observes with no filters this dramatic situation, reporting, - or it’s better to say screaming to the four winds - the urgency about the institutions’ intervention

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