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New Edition
The World is My Home
The 14th International Exile Film Festival
Gothenburg, Sweden 8-14 November 2019

Citizens of Nothingness

Citizens of nothingness (2019)

52 min - Fiction - 22 July 2019
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An Afghan political refuge has just arrived in Italy and look for hospitality and protection but she find herself collide with a daily reality that marginalizes and makes her feel out of place. The alienating condition is reflected by choosing non-sites as locations of the film. Documents and passports have ambivalent value, they are just pass-through to freedom and control tools. The refugee status slips to the apathy of a nobody's land.

Director:  Razi Mohebi
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An Afghan political refuge has just arrived in Italy and look for hospitality and protection but she find herself collide with a daily reality that marginalizes and makes her feel out of place. The alienating condition is reflected by choosing non-sites as locations of the film. Documents and passports have ambivalent value, they are just pass-through to freedom and control tools. The refugee status slips to the apathy of a nobody's land.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Italy
Language:  Italian, Persian, English text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 52 min

Future: Open

Future: Open (2019)

99 min - Fiction - 22 July 2019
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100 years of futurism, 100 years of October Revolution, 40 years of Punk, 40 years of Neoliberalism, 25 years of Balkan Madhouse! What do they have in common? It’s our Future! And it’s Open! Are we entering or leaving the madhouse? There is no alternative! iPADRE, the first man, the Creator and dictator of all dictators, rules the State of FUTURE, where Chicken People with the memory of a fish follow their Instinct. When Eve, the first woman, performs a coup d'etat, the Opposition's victory is above all an opportunity to make a fool of itself again! What more can you expect?

Director:  Rudi Uran
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100 years of futurism, 100 years of October Revolution, 40 years of Punk, 40 years of Neoliberalism, 25 years of Balkan Madhouse! What do they have in common? It’s our Future! And it’s Open! Are we entering or leaving the madhouse? There is no alternative! iPADRE, the first man, the Creator and dictator of all dictators, rules the State of FUTURE, where Chicken People with the memory of a fish follow their Instinct. When Eve, the first woman, performs a coup d'etat, the Opposition's victory is above all an opportunity to make a fool of itself again! What more can you expect?


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  Slovenia
Language:  Slovenian, English, English text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 39 min

French suburb, A No-Go Zone?

French suburb, a no-go zone? (2019)

52 min - Documentary - 22 July 2019
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Last October, an unspeakably brutal aggression threw France into turmoil: some fifteen youngsters attacked two police cars with Molotov cocktails in the Grande Borne housing estate south of Paris. This incident is part of a series of violent aggressions that have punctuated the history of French suburbs for more than 30 years: riots, vendettas and police blunders. When the French presidential campaign was in full swing, some candidates qualified these suburbs as no-go zones". Report at the heart of this sensitive urban area.

Director:  Alexandre Stern
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Last October, an unspeakably brutal aggression threw France into turmoil: some fifteen youngsters attacked two police cars with Molotov cocktails in the Grande Borne housing estate south of Paris. This incident is part of a series of violent aggressions that have punctuated the history of French suburbs for more than 30 years: riots, vendettas and police blunders. When the French presidential campaign was in full swing, some candidates qualified these suburbs as no-go zones". Report at the heart of this sensitive urban area.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Switzerland
Language:  French, English text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 52 min

Broken border

Broken border (2019)

18 min - Documentary - 22 July 2019
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Small town in zero point borders between two countries can be an interesting place that some changes are imposed to that area during years, without readiness of its native people. Smuggling is one of the ways of entering those changes. The people are the main subject of smuggling in borders and instead of tolerating difficulties, they earn money … a silent narration of complicated people and their equipment’s , have lost in mountains, villages and border roads … they didn’t talk , They were just working … I didn’t talk either.

Director:  Keywan Karimi
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Small town in zero point borders between two countries can be an interesting place that some changes are imposed to that area during years, without readiness of its native people. Smuggling is one of the ways of entering those changes. The people are the main subject of smuggling in borders and instead of tolerating difficulties, they earn money … a silent narration of complicated people and their equipment’s , have lost in mountains, villages and border roads … they didn’t talk , They were just working … I didn’t talk either.


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Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Iran
Language:  Persian, english text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 18 min

Children

Children (2019)

95 min - Dokumentär - 22 July 2019
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En rörande film om den dolda potentialen hos barn, som står inför en annorlunda möjlig framtid för vårt samhälle genom kreativitet, integration och musikens kraft. En musikalisk värld öppnar sig och berikar den värld barnen kommer ifrån, en värld där de lär sig att lita på sig själva. Den ger dem tillgång till ett vardagsliv där de blir hörda och sedda och där deras behov respekteras. En film om barn – empatisk, skoningslös, inspirerande... ”Fantastisk dokumentär om musik som binder barns öden samman och om att växa upp med dubbla kulturer. Barnen är en del av ett musikprojekt i Österrike där de reser på läger och lär sig spela klassiska instrument eller att sjunga. Många av deras öden är tragiska och man får korta ledtrådar till varför under filmens gång.Vackert filmad, med bra manus och ljud och ett intressant och försiktigt berättande. ” Lena Torquato Lidén

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En rörande film om den dolda potentialen hos barn, som står inför en annorlunda möjlig framtid för vårt samhälle genom kreativitet, integration och musikens kraft. En musikalisk värld öppnar sig och berikar den värld barnen kommer ifrån, en värld där de lär sig att lita på sig själva. Den ger dem tillgång till ett vardagsliv där de blir hörda och sedda och där deras behov respekteras. En film om barn – empatisk, skoningslös, inspirerande... ”Fantastisk dokumentär om musik som binder barns öden samman och om att växa upp med dubbla kulturer. Barnen är en del av ett musikprojekt i Österrike där de reser på läger och lär sig spela klassiska instrument eller att sjunga. Många av deras öden är tragiska och man får korta ledtrådar till varför under filmens gång.Vackert filmad, med bra manus och ljud och ett intressant och försiktigt berättande. ” Lena Torquato Lidén


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Dokumentär

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Country:  Österrike,  Bosnien-Herzegovina,  Turkiet
Language:  Tyska, bosniska, turkiska, engelska, engelsk text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 35 min

Forever Hold Your Peace

Forever hold your peace (2019)

15 min - Spelfilm - 22 July 2019
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När föräldrarna till två förälskade barndomsvänner förbjuder dem att gifta sig tar de hjälp av ett får för att rymma. Ett kärleksdrama, kärlek kommer i kläm mellan urgamla traditionella värderingar – hämnd, i det kris härjade kurdistan.

Director:  Awat Osman Ali
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När föräldrarna till två förälskade barndomsvänner förbjuder dem att gifta sig tar de hjälp av ett får för att rymma. Ett kärleksdrama, kärlek kommer i kläm mellan urgamla traditionella värderingar – hämnd, i det kris härjade kurdistan.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Spelfilm

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Country:  Iraq,  England
Language:  Kurdiska, engelsk text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 15 min

Lost Paradise

Lost paradise (2019)

18 min - Documentary - 22 July 2019
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In Switzerland, Mortaza Shahed met a refugee who, like him, comes from Afghanistan and belongs to the Hazara ethnic group. They have been persecuted and discriminated for decades in their homeland: “A lot of us fled to Iran in search for a life without violence and discrimination. But there what we met is discrimination again... only second-class citizens after decades. The last hope is Europe. So thousand came here to find justice. Here I spoke to an afghan refugee and heard his story.”

Director:  Mortaza Shahed
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In Switzerland, Mortaza Shahed met a refugee who, like him, comes from Afghanistan and belongs to the Hazara ethnic group. They have been persecuted and discriminated for decades in their homeland: “A lot of us fled to Iran in search for a life without violence and discrimination. But there what we met is discrimination again... only second-class citizens after decades. The last hope is Europe. So thousand came here to find justice. Here I spoke to an afghan refugee and heard his story.”


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Switzerland
Language:  Dari, Persian, English text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 18 min

Fighting sand castles

Fighting sand castles (2019)

23 min - Documentary - 22 July 2019
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Omar is an asylum seeker from Darfur, Sudan, who's living in Israel at the moment. While Israel still refuse to accept people who escape from Darfur, Sudan, as refugees, Omar need to deal with the reality in Israel and became an activist for the asylum seeker community. The conflict between his outer world, his day to day life as a warrior taking on an entire nation’s battle, and his inner world, which takes place in an animated studio setting, delving behind the scenes of Omar’s personality and depicting the events and the people who have influenced him.

Director:  Adi Ornai, Hila Mutayn
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Omar is an asylum seeker from Darfur, Sudan, who's living in Israel at the moment. While Israel still refuse to accept people who escape from Darfur, Sudan, as refugees, Omar need to deal with the reality in Israel and became an activist for the asylum seeker community. The conflict between his outer world, his day to day life as a warrior taking on an entire nation’s battle, and his inner world, which takes place in an animated studio setting, delving behind the scenes of Omar’s personality and depicting the events and the people who have influenced him.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Israel
Language:  Hebrew, Fur, English text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 23 min

Django

Django (2019)

117 min - Fiction - 22 July 2019
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During occupied Paris in 1943, the brilliant and careless Django Reinhardt plays his swing jazz at the city's best venues and concert venues – Django is at the top of his career. But he also belongs to the Roma people, and throughout Europe, the persecution of Roma takes place. And soon, his life takes a new turn when the Nazi propaganda department wants to send him on a tour in Germany.

Director:  Etienne Comar
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During occupied Paris in 1943, the brilliant and careless Django Reinhardt plays his swing jazz at the city's best venues and concert venues – Django is at the top of his career. But he also belongs to the Roma people, and throughout Europe, the persecution of Roma takes place. And soon, his life takes a new turn when the Nazi propaganda department wants to send him on a tour in Germany.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Fiction

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Country:  France
Language:  French, German, English, Romany, Swedish text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  1 h 57 min

Europe 2015, the first year of the war

Europe 2015, the first year of the war (2019)

48 min - Documentary - 22 July 2019
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From the Arab Spring to the Paris terrorist attacks: never since World War II has Europe suffered such cycles of violence and population shifts. The geopolitical situation has changed dramatically over the last five years. The turmoil in the Middle East has put Europe on a war footing. Through a wealth of archive material and the staggering testimonies of surviving migrants, this is a report on the dramatic turn of History we are experiencing on a daily basis.

Director:  Jean-Bernard Menoud
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From the Arab Spring to the Paris terrorist attacks: never since World War II has Europe suffered such cycles of violence and population shifts. The geopolitical situation has changed dramatically over the last five years. The turmoil in the Middle East has put Europe on a war footing. Through a wealth of archive material and the staggering testimonies of surviving migrants, this is a report on the dramatic turn of History we are experiencing on a daily basis.


Collections: EFF-17

Genres: Documentary

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Country:  Switzerland
Language:  English, Arabic, English text
Release Date:  22 July 2019

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Runtime:  0 h 48 min