In the Roya Valley located between France and Italy, thousands of migrants try to cross the
border each month in search of a better life. Cédric Herrou, a local farmer, has been welcoming migrants at his home since the beginning of the crisis, turning his backyard into a much-needed shelter. With the help of friends and volunteers, he challenges French immigration policies which make it impossible for these families to set foot on French ground and seek asylum.
Filmed over two years by documentary filmmaker Michel Toesca, this everyday hero will do anything to help them, even risking his own freedom.
Cast Cédric Herrou
Director Michel Toesca
100 mins 2018
French language (English subtitles)
Originally launched under the brand banner of CinéFrance, CinéFile has broadened its scope from a purely French accent to encompass challenging cinema from around the globe. The company, based in Scotland but working around the UK and Ireland , has had the valuable experience of releasing widely different titles ranging from classic thriller, costume drama, youthful escapism, family comedy, to documentary and short films.