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The French-Italian border running through the Roya and Durance valleys down to the Mediterranean has been closed by the French authorities. Refugees were thus forced to take perilous mountain routes to cross into France.
A group of valley people, faced with the refugees’ dismay and suffering, offered them food, a place to rest and helped them with transportation. Their human gesture, however, made them the guilty party in the eyes of the law…
“The Valley” is a character-driven film focusing on the personal stories of ordinary men and women who, caught in an impossible and legally complex situation, struggle to keep a sense of their own personal ethics to do what is right and to simply act in the name of solidarity.
Festivals and Awards:
2019: Official selection HOT DOCS "International Spectrum" - world premiere 28 April at 5.45pm (Toronto)