Stranger in Paradise 72 min.

Guido Hendrikx, The Netherlands, 2016, color / black and white, DCP
Screenings
De Balie - Grote Zaal Thu 17-11 10:00
 
Munt 13 Thu 17-11 12:30
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Melkweg - Rabozaal Fri 18-11 12:30
 
Ketelhuis Zaal 1 Sat 19-11 19:00
 
Munt 11 Thu 24-11 13:15
 
De Balie - Grote Zaal Fri 25-11 18:30
 
Synopsis

"We don’t want you. We just can’t do it." In a classroom, a teacher uses math to explain to a group of refugees what their arrival will cost society. The asylum seekers try to refute the figures. They will work, won’t they, and contribute to society? The teacher shatters their illusions: half of them will never find work. In three acts, director and screenwriter Guido Hendrikx explains the European view of the refugee crisis. The man receives three groups of migrants, each time adopting a different attitude: dismissive in the first part, then full of empathy and good will in the second. In the last part, he represents actual European immigration policy, with all its complex rules. Hendrikx shows where the refugees’ dreams clash with reality and forces us to think hard about our own position. Is it human to categorize someone else’s life? The absurdity of the dilemma is expounded upon in the prologue and epilogue to this political essay.

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