MAKESENSE im FLIMMERZIMMER
Montag, 27.04.2015 / 20:30 Uhr

HERMAN SCHULZ Café+Bar
Finowstraße 33, 10247 Berlin
U5 Samariterstraße / S+U Frankfurter Allee

MakeSense and Flimmerzimmer are excited to announce a very special screening of the documentary movie A LAND OF TRANSIT by Paolo Martino.
After the screening we will have a panel-discussion and a Q&A round with the director Paolo Martino himself, who is so brilliant to take a trip from Italy to Berlin, to join us!
This screening is part of a worldwide campaign focusing on the cause of refugees and highlighting the most inspiring solutions tackling this issue by MakeSense and its partners. Throughout April, citizens from around the world will gather to celebrate and solve challenges of the most innovative social entrepreneurs working with refugees.
More info about MakeSense and the refugee month: http://germany.makesense.org/

Entrance fee 4€

ALandOfTransitW
A LAND OF TRANSIT
Director: Paolo Martino
52:30min | Documentary | OmeU | Italy/Sweden 2014

When 27 years old Rahell, from Iraq, arrives in Italy, he is already planning to reach his family in Sweden. Soon he realizes that his future will depend on the country where his fingerprints were first taken. That’s what the European asylum regulations state. Like thousands of asylum seekers in Southern Europe, Rahell finds himself stuck in a “land of transit” without means to start a decent life. Through intimate interviews, this documentary follows Rahell’s attempts to reach Sweden and shows how European asylum and immigration policies urgently need to be reformed.

Facebook: facebook.com/ALandofTransit
Distribution: gaea.it

LeastWantedW
supporting film:
LEAST WANTED
Director: Janis Westphal
6:08 min | Documentary | Germany 2014

“Least Wanted” is a short essayistic documentary movie filmed in november 2013. It is my third film. Yet it is by far the most ambitios one. The movie tells the Story of Emmanuel, a Ghanian refugee who had to leave his homecountry and worked in Libya. Through to the civil war against Muammar al-Gaddafi he had to flee the country. A journey begun which brought him to Lampedusa, Rome and finally the Oranienplatz in the heart of Berlin. During his journey he had to face fear, anger and death but also a technocratic bureocracy and a society who doesn’t want him. At the end it is not only a film about a personal story but a fundamental problem of our legal framework.