Join us for a masterclass with the makers of Revenir, David Fedele and Kumut Imesh on Saturday, 29 August, from 1.30 pm.
The masterclass will look at the unique and controversial creative collaboration that forms the basis of the film, as well as broader questions about agency, ethics, and representing the migrant experience on film.
We present this masterclass in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute, and the session will be moderated by SDI Director, Noe Mendelle.
Part road-trip, part memoir, part journalistic investigation, Revenir follows Kumut Imesh, a refugee from the Ivory Coast now living in France, as he returns to the African continent and attempts to retrace the same journey that he himself took when forced to flee civil war in his country … But this time with a camera in his hand.
Traveling alone, Kumut will be documenting his own journey; both as the main protagonist in front of the camera, as well as the person behind it, revealing the human struggle for freedom and dignity on one of the most dangerous migratory routes in the world.
A controversial film experiment, a courageous journey and a unique collaboration between filmmaker and refugee; which is not without consequences.’