What’s going on in the inner life of a young Nigerian woman who saw her future in Europe? To the Living is a sensitive portrait of a helpless woman who fell victim to police arbitrariness.
Semira Adamu arrived in Belgium in 1998 when she fled from Nigeria. Held in a closed detention centre next to Brussels Airport, she died smothered with a cushion during a sixth attempt at forced repatriation. 20 years later, Pauline Fonsny re-enacts this “State assassination” that shook the country and led to the resignation of the Minister of the Interior at the time.