Stranger in Paradise
STRANGER IN PARADISE
STRANGER IN PARADISE reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees.
In a classroom in Sicily, just inside the walls of Fortress Europe, recently arrived refugees receive lessons from a teacher (Valentijn Dhaenens) who displays some rather unorthodox teaching methods. One moment he mercilessly rejects the refugees. The next he warmly embraces them. Operating at the intersection of documentary and fiction, STRANGER IN PARADISE investigates the power relations between Europe and refugees.
72' / colour
Original title: STRANGER IN PARADISE
Prod: Zeppers Film & TV (NL) - Frank van den Engel
Co-prod: VPRO (NL)
Sc: Guido Hendrikx
D.O.P.: Emo Weemhoff
Completed: November 2016
First feature length documentary.
AMONG US (2014, short doc), ESCORT (2013, short doc), DAY IS DONE ( 2010, short doc).
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