by Olivier Nakache & Éric Toledano

On the occasion of the Geneva Book Fair, screening of ‘Samba’

Samba, a migrant from Senegal, has been working in France illegally for 10 years. Alice, who is recovering from a burn-out, provides legal assistance to undocumented migrants. Destiny brings them together as each one struggles through life.




Opening comments by:

  • M. Philippe Burrin, Director of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
  • M. Michael Møller, Director-General of the UN in Geneva
  • M. António Vitorino, Director-General, International Organization for Migration

The screening was followed by a discussion on “Change the perception on migrants – the role of culture” with:

  • Eric Toledano, Co-director of the movie and “Intouchables”
  • Delphine Coulin, author of the book “Samba for France” and scriptwriter of the movie
  • Felwine Sarr, Senegalese author, economist, academic and musician
  • Jean-François Bayart, Professor, Anthropology and Sociology, Graduate Institute, Geneva


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