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Stranger in Paradise

Event Dates:
  • Mon, 12/04/2017 - 19:30
Event Type:
  • Movie
Event City:
  • Ankara
Venue
Ankara Büyülü Fener Cinema Meşrutiyet Cad. Hatay Sok. No: 18, Kocatepe / Ankara T (312) 425 01 00

Stranger in Paradise - The Netherlands, 2016, 73’

Director: GUIDO HENDRIKX

Guido Hendrikx studied Liberal Arts & Sciences at Utrecht University and Directing Documentary at Netherlands Film Academy. His shorts Escort (2013) and Among Us (2014), which he made during his education were screened at international festivals winning numerous awards. His first feature film Stranger In Paradise was the opening film of International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) 2016.

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In a classroom in Sicily, just inside the walls of Fortress Europe, recently arrived refugees receive lessons from a teacher who has some rather unbalanced traits. One moment he mercilessly rejects the refugees – the next, mollifyingly, he embraces them. Operating at the intersection of documentary and fiction, Stranger in Paradise investigates the power relations between Europe and refugees.

The film won Audience Award and Hera Award at 2017 Biografilm Festival.