Exile caregivers


Within a context of generalised hostility, there exists a place in Calais where migrants are still welcomed and cared for.

The hospital and its "OAC" department - Open-Access Care- are a place where a listening ear and kindness can still be found, in the name of public service. Claire Lonnoy, nurse, Etienne Louis, nurse, the emergency doctor, Mohamed El Mouden, Liza and Ashraf Haroon Hashemi, Afghan professionals or even the doctor-psychiatrist Philippe Legrand work in Calais where they treat headaches, stomach aches, scabies or tuberculosis, border wounds, depressions ... Without having been specially prepared for them, these citizens are daily confronted with the violence of the living conditions of exiles.

After several years, they are divided between enthusiasm and wear and tear, between benevolence and difficulties in understanding each other. Their meeting with the exiles changed them and transformed their way of caring.

Exile caregivers


Year : 2019
Author-director : Chloé Tisserand
Duration : 52 minutes
Distribution : Les Docs du Nord - ADAV

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Image: Marie-Laure Laîné

Son: Régis Gauvin

Editing: Richard Poisson

Music: Marine Andrieux and Les Ch’titmøulkich

In coproduction with Wéo – Télés Hauts-de-France, with the support of the Hauts-de-France region, with the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, viàVosges and Pictanovo with the support of the Hauts-de-France region.

With the participation of the Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée, the Procirep –  Society of Cinema and Television Producers and the Angoa, and Fonds Images de la Diversité, Commissariat général à l’égalité des territoires, Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée.