New: Films from the Middle East & North Africa • 44m
Directed by Olivier Dury • Documentary • 2008 • 46 minutes
Every day, thousands of miles from here, dozens of people are driven by an incredible sense of hope to set out with the intention of arriving in Europe. During the first few days of their crossing from Agadez to Djanet, from Niger into Algeria, these emigrants are forced to confront the time of the desert with its stases, its brutal accelerations and its mineral inertia. The ordeal they undergo turns them into undocumented immigrants. But during their journey, Mirages considers them as individuals and for a brief moment steals them from the invisibility that awaits them.
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