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Romanian, English

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Sand und Blut

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24 March, 18:30, Cinemateca Union

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorilor Matthias Krepp și Angelika Spangel și a producătoarei Leni Gruber

25 March, 17:00, Cinema Elvire Popesco

Proiecție desfășurată în prezența: regizorilor Matthias Krepp și Angelika Spangel și a producătoarei Leni Gruber

synopsis

Stock photos of overcrowded boats and people forcing their way through borders are all over the media. How do we continue to speak meaningfully about the plight of the refugees without hitting compassion fatigue? Filmmakers Matthias Krepp and Angelika Spangel have attempted a novel approach, by combining fragments of interviews with refugees from Austrian camps with disparate footage from Syria and Iraq, mostly filmed with mobile phones and circulated through social media. The accumulation of these blurred and tremulous images of violence and devastation, accompanied by candid confessions from refugees who remain unidentified throughout the film, conveys the horror of having one’s own home invaded, and the grief suffered after being forced to leave: “Home is paradise / Even your hell is paradise”.

awards and festivals

2017: Locarno IFF

2017: Jihlava IDFF – Silver Eye Award

2017: IDFA

2017: Camden IFF 

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