Friedland at GoetheKinoIGoetheCine
Thu, Apr 13. 6:30PM - 8:00PM
Goethe-Institut Ghana 30, Kakramadu Road, next to NAFTI P.M.B. 52 Cantonments Accra, Ghana
Director: Frauke Sandig, colour, 88 min., 2015
Friedland is an idyllic town in Lower Saxony. Its claim to fame goes back to 1945, when the British military occupation administration established a camp for internally displaced persons and war returnees here. It has welcomed people ever since, from Hungary, Chile, Vietnam and the former east German GDR. Today it is a reception camp for asylum seekers mainly from Syria, Eritrea und Afghanistan. Documentarist Frauke Sandig lets former German inmates narrate their experiences of fleeing and of life in the immediate post-War era, and she confronts their memories with the experiences of today's refugees. The result is a moving document of hardship, hope and humanity.