mali / cameroun / tunisia / armenia / senegal

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-OFII portraits-
Tunisia
Mohamed, farmer
-OFII portraits-
MALI
adama, farmer
-OFII portraits-
armenia
narek, farmer
-OFII portraits-
Cameroun
apolinnaire, carpenter
-OFII portraits-
MALI
yaya, counsellor
-OFII portraits-
tunisia
hamda, weaver
12 STORIES : TUNISIA - MALI - SENEGAL - CAMEROUN - ARMENIA - MOROCCO


This summer David Guersan filmed 10 portraits of foreigners who were helped by the OFII.
The organisation offers them the socio-professional return to their home country they desired
Today, they are all supported by the OFII towards their new projects.

Produced by Burgundi Prod, this project required us to visit 6 different countries to meet those people.
For each portrait we followed each character for 2 days and captured their new lives and hopes for the future.

mali

Adama, Farmer

Adama Diara is a young farmer who decided to leave his home region of Koulikoro and set off for Europe in 2007. One day he would like to extend his plan and start selling the produce he grows himself. “I was really worried about what’d happen once I got home, but OFII kept all its promises”, he says, with a smile on his face.


Tunisia

MOHAMED, FARMER

« I’ve made my childhood dream come true in Tunisia ». The grant from the OFII allowed him to buy some livestock and, with his own small savings along with his mother’s, he took over a farm and opened a grocery shop in Sers, in north-western Tunisia.


Armenia

Narek, Farmer

"I cannot describe with words how I felt when I went back to Armenia". Narek come from Garni in Armenia and takes care of his own greenhouses with OFII 's help.


cameroun

Apolinnaire, Carpenter

« Now I’ve got two apprentices who’re being trained up just the way I was ». In the hope of finding a better job as a carpenter in France, Apollinaire decided to leave Cameroon in 2010. Unfortunately, he received a very poor reception when he arrived, even among his friends and family who were already living in the country. “I saw everything fall apart”, he tells us. Apollinaire, who is 35, now dreams of opening a sawmill and buying machines to expand his workshop.


mali

yaya, COUNSELLOR

Yaya Kané is from Mopti in Mali. At the moment he is doing an internship at Care International, an international organisation which works in 710 villages in Mali in order to set up grants relating to child nutrition, family farms and sanitation.

Tunisia

Hamda, Weaver

« I had no papers, no money and I was losing all hope ».
Hamda is now 60, and hopes and wants to get all kinds of plans going. When he thinks about France, he imagines all the exhibitions of towels and weaving work in which he will be involved and the market that will open up to him.

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