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Fernand Melgar / Feature Documentary / Switzerland / 2011 / 103 min / Colour / HDCAM / In French / Arabic, English subtitles / MENA Premiere
Rated: Parental guidance is advised for viewers under the age of 13. Individuals under the age of 13 are not admitted into cinemas unless accompanied by an individual aged 18 or older.

Synopsis

A powerful and moving documentary about the thousands of illegal immigrants and asylum seekers held every year at a Switzerland detention centre prior to being expelled from the country. Through the stories
of six migrants, the film reveals the months of waiting, hope and despair, and the relationships that form between the deeply human wardens, and the immigrants at the end of their journeys.

Official Film Website

About the Director

Born in Morocco in 1961, the son of Spanish immigrants, Fernand Melgar has lived in Switzerland since 1963 as a producer and film editor. He directed more than ten documentaries dealing with identity and immigration, among them, “The Fortress” which garnered with eleven international film festival awards.

Credits

Director
Fernand Melgar
Producer
Fernand Melgar
Editor
Karine Sudan
Music
Wandifa Njie
Cinematographer
Denis Jutzeler
Sales Company
Swiss Films
Distributor
Climage

Contacts

  • Press Contact

    Luana Di Trapani

  • Print Source

    Elise Shubs

    Company: 
    Climage
    Phone: 
    +41 216 483 561

  • Sales Contact

    Catherine Le Clef

    Company: 
    Cat and Docs
    Phone: 
    +33 183 970 546

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