Border Conversations

Filmstill Border Conversations

Border Conversations

Border Conversations
Jonathan Brunner
German Competition Short Film 2022
Documentary Film
30 minutes

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Jonathan Brunner
Tristan Schneider
Marie Scholjegerdes
Fee Fuchs
Samuel Albert
Frederic Hellmann
Marc Lehnert
Tim Winnicker

In November 2021, people tried to enter the EU via Belarus and Poland, but the route turned out to be a death trap. All access points to the border region were blocked in order not to create an escape corridor. Men, women and children were stuck in no man’s land – in the middle of winter, in the middle of the forest, for weeks. The film follows Polish activists on their mission. They learn that humanitarian aid, just like the refugees themselves, comes up against borders.

Luc-Carolin Ziemann
Winner of Silver Dove (German Competition Short Film)
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