Films against extremism
Cinema for Peace, a foundation based in Berlin, is starting a nationwide series of events in Germany entitled 'Filme gegen Rechts' (‘Films against Extremism’). The grounds for the initiative are nationwide assaults on housing accommodations for refugees along with the continuing debate revolving around fleeing and migration.
The series is being kicked off on March 4th in Bautzen with a screening of “Lampedusa in Winter” by Jakob Brossmann, which had been shown in 2015 at DOK Leipzig within the International Competition. Admission is free of charge. The film by this native Austrian demonstrates impressively how the island’s residents attempt to cope successfully in dealing with refugees despite their own struggle in light of the harsh economic conditions on the island.
The film screening in Bautzen will be followed by a panel discussion on the topic of refugees. Seated on the panel: Jakob Brossmann, the director, Alexander Ahrens, the mayor of Bautzen, Anna Pietak-Malinowska, the official representative for foreigners’ affairs in the administrative district of Bautzen, and Conny Stiehl, the city’s police commissioner.
You can find additional information about 'Films gegen Rechts' here.