TO THE FOUR WINDS relates the encounters and ensuing relationships between inhabitants in the Roya valley and refugees who have arrived there after crossing the border between France and Italy.
Michel Toesca is a filmmaker who lives in the valley. For the past two years, he has been filming men and women who have decided to take action against an inhuman and shocking situation, at the risk of being prosecuted. Groups of people, who hardly know each other, meet and get organized to claim a right to humanity.
Cédric Herrou is a farmer in the valley. He rapidly became a key figure in helping the refugees. He is one of the main characters in the film.
From their relationship and risks taken together while filming actions that were initially considered illegal, a strong connection developed.
TO THE FOUR WINDS tells the story of their friendship and all the connections woven between the inhabitants and the refugees, who chose to risk it all with the hope of a better life…
Emmaüs France, Doctors without borders , Res Publica, Roya citoyenne and all the Kiss kiss bank bank supporters
With the participation of The CNC (The French National Center for Cinema and Motion Pictures).
Special Mention for the "Oeil d'or" at Cannes Film Festival. 2018
BEST DOCUMENTARY, Valladolid International Film Festival. 2018
Public choice award, BIOGRAFILM FESTIVAL International Celebration Of Lives. 2018
BEST FILM and BEST MUSIQUE, Des Notes et des Toiles, Lorraine region. 2018
Public choice award The international Film Festival of Alger's Cinema for commited films. 2018
Jury's award Vaclav Havel au One World International Human Rights
Documentary Film Festival, Prague, République Tchèque, 2019
Official selection for the Cannes film festival
Sélection aux Etats généraux du film documentaire de Lussas, août 2018
Sélection au Festival du Film Francophone de Stuttgart, Allemagne, novembre
Sélection à l’International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam, IDFA Best of
Fest, sélection Oxfam Novib, Pays-Bas, novembre 2018
Finaliste du Prix Henri Langlois, janvier 2019
Sélection au Zagreb Dox, Croatie, février 2019
Sélection au Richmond French Film Festival, Etats-Unis, mars 2019
Sélection au French Film Festival