The Ivorian Cyriaque is one of the illegal refugees who joined the We Are Here campaign group. These asylum seekers (whose applications have thus far been denied) have struggled for the past two years to gain a face, a voice and a permanent resident permit. Filmmaker Ramon Gieling makes early contact with Cyriaque, a musical and spiritual figure, in the makeshift encampment in central Amsterdam and follows him until their paths diverge, partly because ‘the film has come to an end'.
72' / DCP / colour
Original title: HOME
Dir: Ramon Gieling
Prod: Pieter van Huystee Film (NL)
Co-prod: Human (NL)
Sc: Ramon Gieling
D.O.P.: Eugene van den Bosch, Ramon Gieling
Completed: October 2014
a.o. BLIND FORTUNE (2012, doc), ABOUT CANTO (2011, doc), GREAT LENGHTS (2010, short), TRAMONTANA (2009, feature), JOAQUIN SABINA, 19 DIAS Y 500 NOCHES (2008, doc) Award: Best Doc Cinestrat Alicante & Buenos Aires, EN UN MOMENTO DADO (2004, doc), THE PRISONERS OF BUNUEL (2000, doc).