bi'bakino #11


Thursday, 26.05.2016 at 9 pm

bi’bakino #11 features the award-winning documentary Foreign and we are happy to announce the presence of the director  Miriam Fassbender for the screening and a Q&A after the film.

On his way from south of the Sahara to the paradise of conceptions called Europe, Mohamed is constantly haunted by three questions: will I drown in the sea, will I get there, will I be banished once I am there? Foreign follows the journey of the young man from Mali to the vantage point to Europe. One of the oldest routes to a better life runs through Algeria to Morocco and finally to Spain. The documentary gives a face to migration across the Mediterranean. Mohamed, the first born of a family of seven, is sent travelling when the family has a need for a provider. The parents sell their cows to fund his way – turning back is not an option. On this years-long journey all sense of time disappears, and one’s worth as a human being is based solely on hope.

Directed by Miriam Fassbender
Germany, Mali, Algeria, Morocco, 2011, 92 min., Ow/ English subtitles
Trailer and more Information about the Film

Miriam Fassbender, born 1980 in Munich studied film at the Famu Academy in Prag. She works as a camerawomen and film director and currently lives in Berlin. Foreign was her first feature documentary.

bi’bakino is supported by Berliner Landeszentrale für politische Bildung and QM Soldinerstrasse.