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Eldorado

Films Boutique

Meeting Room N101A, HKCEC

18:00 - 19:32 21 Mar

Year of Production
2017
Length
92 mins
Language
German/French/Italian/Kurdish/Swiss-German/Arabic/Amharic
Country
Switzerland / Germany
Director
MARKUS IMHOOF
Producer
Thomas Kufus
Production Co.
Thelma Film AG
Co-Production Co.
zero one film GmbH
Distribution Co.
Frenetic Films, Majestic Filmverleih, Films Boutique
Participants
Open to all fair badge holders
Format
DCP (2D)

In the lean years of WW II, the family of Swiss director Markus Imhoof took in Giovanna, an Italian refugee part of a limited-term program for children. When her stay ended, Giovanna was forced to return to Italy, where she died of illness soon after. With this early experience as a point of entry to the ongoing refugee crisis, Imhoof takes us on a journey with extraordinary access through the Italian warships of Operation Mare Nostrum, refugee camps handled by the Italian Mafia, asylum hearings with local authorities, all designed to turn back refugees at all levels. What emerges is a stark picture of a human tragedy and the biggest mass displacement of people since World War II.

 
Company Name
Films Boutique
Contact Person
Isabel Ivars
Position
festival manager