Yves' Promise

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French (France)
| German

Filmmaker Melanie Gärtner looks closely at the fate of one family to illuminate the social structures that lead to flight and migration. Eight years ago, Yves left Cameroon for Europe to give his family a better life. Since then, he twice has crossed the Mediterranean in an inflatable boat, but he lives in squats and under bridges and yet cannot return out of shame. "The film shows that there is no single refugee fate, but that there are still others, people who hope and fear and love and demand. That is the deeply humane essence of this film." (epd-film.com)