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25th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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Document: Hoyerswerda | Frontex
Document: Hoyerswerda | Frontex
Document: Hoyerswerda | Frontex
Document: Hoyerswerda | Frontex
Document: Hoyerswerda | Frontex

Document: Hoyerswerda | Frontex

director: Thomas Kaske
original title: Dokument: Hoyerswerda | Frontex
country: Germany
year: 2014
running time: 15 min.

synopsis

Four migrants from Mozambique provide eyewitness testimony about the racially motivated attacks that took place in Hoyerswerda, Saxony, in 1991. Their report is read to accompany archive shots, obtained directly in the streets of German city, which are shown in one half of the frame. The other half contains drone surveillance footage obtained by Frontex, the agency responsible for protecting the European Union’s borders.

DETAIL:
“They shouted ‘Blacks out of this country’. They threw stones at the windows. On this day there were three of us seriously injured. Two came from the fair, one was beaten up at the intersection.”

biography

Thirty-one year old German filmmaker Thomas Kaske has a degree in Media Art and Media Design from the Bauhaus University in Weimar. Currently he is working as a junior producer at documentary film production company Molly Aida Film. His documentary works, which he often makes using archive footage, is influenced by his interest in rewriting and deconstructing history through the media arts.

more about film

director: Thomas Kaske
producer: Thomas Kaske
editing: Thomas Kaske

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