EFF
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

  Sunday 19 November, at. 13.30, Hagabion hall 1
Nr:  9
Length  52 min ( 0 h 52 min )
Genres  Fiction
Country  Italy
Lang  Italian, Persian, English text
Director  Razi Mohebi


Storyline

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.

Broken border

Broken border

  Saturday 18 November, at. 14.00, Hammarkullen kulturhus
Wednesday 22 November, at. 21.00, Hagabion hall 1
Nr:  37
Length  18 min ( 0 h 18 min )
Genres  Documentary
Country  Iran
Lang  Persian, english text
Director  Keywan Karimi


Storyline

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.

Lost Paradise

Lost paradise

  Sunday 19 November, at. 13.30 Hagabion hall 1
Nr:  7
Length  18 min ( 0 h 18 min )
Genres  Documentary
Country  Switzerland
Lang  Dari, Persian, English text
Director  Mortaza Shahed


Storyline

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.”