Goethe-Institut Documentary Film Prize< >
Judith Keil and Antje Kruska (Germany) for the film
Land in Sicht (Land in Sight)
The Jury of the Goethe Institute is pleased to award this year’s Goethe Documentary Film Prize to Judith Keil and Antje Kruska for their inspiring and sensitive documentary film „Land in Sicht“.
In the current discussions about migration to Europe, this film shows, in an empathic way, the every-day problems, with which refugees are confronted in Germany.
The film succeeds, with its subtle humour, by taking a closer look and always being at eye level with the protagonists, in presenting a multi-faceted panorama of natives and migrants living together in a small German town.
With their persistence and a great deal of empathy, the female directors push their way through right to the core of German bureaucracy, thus breaking well-established clichés that are prevail in the Brandenburg province.
Further discussions about this subject will be made possible by the decision to purchase the film and sub-title it in at least seven languages for screenings in the 150 Goethe Institutes all over the world.