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SCREENING: Nigger

Antonio Martino / Italy / 2009 / 47 min.
It was a peaceful village, which turned into Africa after the immigrants arrived, is the complaint one hears at the start of this documentary from a member of a small community in southern Italy, which is now home to one of the biggest refugee camps in Europe. And while hundreds of desperate refugees wait to see whether they will get a chance to at least live something like a normal life, the locals ponder why they must share the place where they live with someone else. Their opinions reflect the attitude of most of Italian society, which combines mistrust, doubt and fear of all things foreign. In his latest film, Antonio Martino asks whether it is feasible and in what way it is possible for his country to respond to the current situation in the world and work with the countless numbers of asylum seekers. It also reminds Italians of their not too distant past, when they themselves left in great numbers to try their luck abroad. (source: www.oneworld.cz)

The screening of the documentary is followed by an expert panel discussion.

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The film series is organised by the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights and the Research Platform “Human Rights in the European Context”

This event is part of CINEMA AND HUMAN RIGHTS.

Location: 
Top Kino, Rahlgasse 1, 1060 Wien