One of the traditional trade routes on the African continent is the connection from East Africa to the Arabian Peninsula across the Horn of Africa – ACROSS THE HORN. Since the 1990s, increasing numbers of migrants from Ethiopia and Djibouti have been following this same route. The film shows the infrastructure and obstacles refugees encounter along this little-known migration path.

In 2019, the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Tunis, in collaboration with the foundation’s offices in Dakar, Dar-es-Salaam and Johannesburg, invited ten filmmakers from various African countries to grapple with the topic of migration from a southern perspective through short films, with the overarching title ‘10 views on migration’. Director Ager Oueslati and coordinator Hildegard Kiel from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation will present four films from this project. (Total length: 69 min)

In cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation and the Documentation Centre and Museum of Migration in Germany (DOMiD)

ACROSS THE HORN Direction: Oualid Khelifi, digital, arab./frz. OmeU, 20


Hildegard Kiel has worked in the international sector for many years, at the interface between culture and development policy. She has been living in Tanzania for 20 years, where she founded and runs the Dhow Countries Music Academy in Zanzibar. She is particularly interested in cultural forms of expression and their impact on societal developments. Since 2019, she has been the project manager for North and East Africa at the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation in Berlin.


Ager Oueslati was born in 1987. The director, journalist and photographer has French, Algerian and Tunisian roots. As a photojournalist and filmmaker, she has been working on the history of migration for over ten years. EXILÉE, filmed in 2019, is her first short film. She is currently doing research for her first feature-length film with the working title YOU DON’T DIE TWO TIMES.