In the “Red Zone” life, freedom and dignity is not taken for granted. Refugees, illegal immigrants, prostitutes and all of them who are more than willing to take advantage of them are depicted here. A blend of real stories and fiction that will leave no one untouched.
We never returned
We Never Returned is about a theatre project based on stories from four refugees. Stories that the people in the Migration Board hear everyday. For them it takes "like five minutes" to make a decision about a person’s future. Can a theatre play make a difference for the spectator? People who are privileged and safe, who never needed to flee and leave their homes? Can a play raise empathy and compassion? Can art be a healing force, for those who’s stories are told? Country: Sweden Time: 28 min Production year: 2013 Name of director: Astrid Askberger & Annika Ivarsson This film is A-marked and has passed the Bechdel test.
Little black fishes
In order to grow, three women must change where they live. They have to migrate. Maral is from Armenia and is working illegally in Istanbul. Ela is a Turkish girl and Julia is a French photographer both living in Paris. Life strikes a blow to each of their dreams, but in the end adversity helps them to grow strong enough to swim in the big water. Country: Turkey/France Time: 27.27 min Production year: 2013 Name of director: Azra Deniz Okyay This film is A-marked and has passed the Bechdel test.
Simple and smooth
In Sweden, prostitution has moved from the open streets to the private domain through the help of Internet. The process to exchange sexual services through different Internet sites is simple and smooth. The anonymity and accessibility being bigger than ever. But who are the people that buy sexual services, and how does it happen when a person negotiate to buy another? Country: Sweden Time: 22.25 min Production year: 2014 Name of director: Anna-My Novotny & Ylvaa Johansson This film is A-marked and has passed the Bechdel test.
Patrick and Sara live a love story. But they are also fighting together for refugee rights in Berlin. When a harmless advance turns into a sexual assault, the group is forced to rethink their aims and the private story grows to an unwanted public dimension. Country: Germany Time: 13 min Production year: 2014 Name of director: Zora Rux
Tickets to ”Red zone”: 80 SEK