Hervé, the proud former soldier, forced to flee the Ivory Coast after the civil war in 2011, finds himself stuck in Greece as an irregular immigrant. After getting together with a Greek girl and having a baby he becomes a smuggler in order to feed his family.In 2015, an unexpected call arrives from Africa: his dying father has nominated him to be the leader of their tribe.The drama of the decision about leaving behind the land of “freedom and wealth”, including the life of a criminal and returning home to continue as a local tribal king unfolds in front of the director’s eyes, who’s been shadowing Hervé for over 5 years.

Directed & photographed by Gabriel Babsi
Producer: Ágnes Horváth-Szabó, András Pires Muhi
Executive producer: Paul Miller (Escape Pictures – NL)
Co-producer: Anamaria Antoci (Domestic Film – RO)
Editor: Emmanuelle Baude, Katalin Pázmándy
Status: post production