In 2014, the film Under the Skin (original title: Voyage en barbarie)), co-directed by Cécile ALLEGRA, denounces the systematic and massive torture of men and women who have fallen into the hands of human traffickers in the Sinai.
Two years later, one of the young survivors of the film commits a suicide attempt in his Reception Centre for Asylum Seekers (CADA). Finding himself alone during the school holidays, he stopped eating and drinking to let himself die. Cécile ALLEGRA becomes aware that, for these young people, the mere fact of having survived is not a sufficient driving force to live.
"Nothing can prepare survivors for a normal life, for life itself."Primo Lévi, If This Is a Man
Meanwhile, in Conques, in the Aveyron, one of the brothers of the Abbey of Sainte-Foy watches the film and contacts Cécile ALLEGRA. He informs her that the inhabitants of the village want to help the survivors of the torture camps.
Shortly afterwards, Limbo was born, in order to help the survivors who are left to their own devices to deal with these periods of emptiness during which self-destructive drives resurge. With a single objective in mind: to bring them back to life.
– Image from Under the skin, Albert Londres prize winner, directed by Cécile ALLEGRA and Delphine DELOGET