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When Paul came over the sea 

When Paul Came Over the Sea AfriDocs
Event Date: 05 July, 2018

quicket-book-nowPaul has made his way from his home in Cameroon across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean. This is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is filming along Europe’s borders.

He survives – but half of his companions die on this tragic 50-hour odyssey. Held for two months in a deportation centre, upon his release Paul meets Jakob again at a shelter for migrants in Southern Spain. When Paul decides to continue on to Germany, Jakob has to make a choice: will he become an active part of Paul’s pursuit of a better life or remain a detached documentary filmmaker?

DATE: 5th July
TIME: 2.30PM
VENUE: Piesang Valley Hall, 7 Greenpoint Avenue, Plett
Cash Bar and Food Trucks available


An unusual friendship grows in the context of the ongoing European debates on migration.

I won’t ever be able to tell whether Paul chose me or I chose him – either way. This is the story of our encounter.
Director Jakob Preuss


 When Paul Came Over the Sea AfriDocs



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