Previously at the ICA - Films
15 Jun 2017
This is an opening event for Crossings: Stories of Migration and the London premiere of the film. It will be followed by a Q&A with director Guido Hendrikx.
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 he embraces them. A plea that borders on the immoral; a welcome charged with a guilt complex; and the compromise between these, made policy.
Operating at the intersection of documentary and fiction, Stranger in Paradise is an unflinching film essay investigating the power relations between Europe and refugees.
Crossings: Stories of Migration is an ICA-led UK-wide film and events programme organised in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and with support from the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.
Stranger in Paradise, dir. Guido Hendrikx, Netherlands 2016, 72 mins
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Crossings: Stories of Migration is an ICA-led UK-wide film and events programme supported by the BFI using National Lottery funding and in partnership with the Goethe-Institut and the School of Film & Television, Falmouth University