What is the process of making a documentary film? Especially when you try to get in a society which is hard to enter? Should that be visible in a film? And how can you integrate this problem in your film? Let´s talk about this topic after we watched my film “Island 36”.
Here is a short synopsis: Berlin. Hip and multiculti. Lots of coming and going in bars and cafes. And in the middle of the hustle and bustle at Oranienplatz a tent camp, also called: the protest camp. Asylum seekers lived here for one and a half years on a voluntary basis, in order to send a clear signal against the isolation of refugees in Germany. There is only one woman among them. Napuli from Sudan. Her objective: to change the restrictive laws on asylum. Despite the fact that neither the locals nor the government show any reaction to their demonstrations, Napuli does not give up flying the flag and motivating her fellow campaigners. “Island 36” is a documentary about the fight for freedom from the perspective of asylum seekers in Germany and it describes the risks they face in their everyday life.
Island 36 (Germany, 2013, 65 min)
Director Asli Özarslan
DOP Fabian Gamper and Tilman Holzhauer
Sound Oscar Stiebitz
Producer Marvin Rößler
Doors open at 19.00. The screening will be followed by a talk with Asli.