61 minutes, 2019
Director : Madeleine LEROYER (France)
Production : Little Big Story (France), Stenola Productions (Belgium), Graffiti Doc (Italy), Arte (France), RTBF (Belgium)
A hoodie, a pair of trousers, a belt…all that is left of “no. 387”, one of 800 migrants who drowned off the Libyan coast on April 18th 2015. In Sicily, forensic scientist Cristina Cattaneo is conducting the largest identification operation ever undertaken in the Mediterranean. Far away, in small West African villages, ICRC anthropologist Jose Pablo Baraybar meets the families of the missing to gather as much ante-mortem information as he can. On both sides of the Mediterranean, our characters progressively come together in their search for missing identities.
“Numéro 387” is Madeleine LEROYER’s first feature-length documentary.
Journalist and author, she learnt how to make documentaries at the Ateliers Varan and at the IDF Academy. With “Numéro 387” she was one of the ten winners of the 2018 Chicken & Egg Accelerator Lab for emerging film-makers.