A young refugee tries to live his life in France, fleeing the shadows of his past. Between the weight of his memories and the precarity of being undocumented, he has no other choice than moving forward.

DJAO has been made to show the psychological marks that most migrants keep from their migration, and how they manage to carry them through their life.

Director’s Statement

Djao is a short film we made hand in hand with Mamadou, a young migrant from Ivory Coast. It was the result of a collaborative work to let him introduce us to his life in his own words.
Through this portrait, we hope the film will give people a larger view of what it can mean to live as a migrant. With all the traumas, hopes, and fears that it implies