Institut für Medienwissenschaft

Film Screening - "leben verboten"

Date: Tuesday, April 5th 2016 at 6 PM

Location: Cinema Arsenal, Hintere Grabenstraße 20, 72070 Tübingen

In the context of the Spring School’s topic, we would like to invite you to the “leben verboten” Film Screening, focusing the ongoing debate about the current situation of refugees in Germany.

The film “leben verboten” shows the living conditions of refugees in Germany, clarifying how difficult it is to enforce fundamental human rights in this country.

The desire for a positive change in their own life perspective leads the refugees to Berlin, in the Bundestag and the Ministry of Social Affairs. The problem: Germany’s Football World Cup slogan of 2006 “A Time to make Friends" doesn’t reflect the reality anymore. Instead, this country seems to reach its limits of hospitality. Refugees who are coming to Germany know the bitter reality of a legal situation, which has been classified by aid agencies already as racist and the Federal Constitutional Court as inadmissible. The project “leben verboten” is a documentary which shows problems and shortcomings, accompanied by the “Asylbewerberleistungsgesetz” and other restrictive asylum regulations. Regardless of the reasons why people were forced to leave their home, this film shows the kafkaesque situation that the refugees who are staying in Bavaria have to face every day. This film documents both sites by showing interviews and the living conditions of refugees as well as statements by political leaders and the local society’s point of view.

After the film screening we would like to invite you to our roundtable discussion with the filmmakers Astrid Nave & Mathias Fiedler.

The event is hosted by the Institute of Media Studies and is chaired by Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas and Dr. Miriam Stehling.

Further information as well as reviews can be found on the official website here.

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