Talent Dove of the Media Foundation of the Sparkasse Leipzig< >
for an extraordinary documentary film talent
Kaveh Bakhtiari (France, Switzerland) for the film
L’ Escale (Stop-Over)
Behind the daily headlines, this is a captivating portrait of young migrants cramped in the claustrophobic purgatory of an Athens apartment. Without sentimentality but with profound compassion, the film shows flesh-and-blood individuals overcoming humiliation to decide their own future.