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Land of Promise by René Roelofs & Paul Scheffer
Land of Promise

Land of Promise

An impressionistic view of immigration as a radical force across Europe, using archival footage. The film focuses on the experiences of migrants, those in transit and those already here, who encounter a world they know but one that threatens to elude them. Immigration always brings conflict. These frictions, however, are signs of integration as they show different answers to the core question: how should we live with our differences? LAND OF PROMISE tells an uncomfortable story, but ultimately a hopeful one.

105’ / DCP / colour, b&w      

Original title: LAND VAN AANKOMST
Dir: René Roelofs & Paul Scheffer
Prod: Interakt       
Sc: Paul Scheffer           
Completed: November 2013       
Language: Dutch/English/French/German (English subtitles)   

René Roelofs:
a.o. GATEKEEPERS (2009, doc), THE SCHOOL ATTENDANCE OFFICER (2008, doc), ROBOLOVE (2006, short doc), COMA (2005, short doc), MY FATHER LIVES IN VENEZUELA (2003, short doc), JOURNEY THROUGH THE VOID: SYDNEY-PERTH (2002, doc), SONS OF SURINAM ( 2002, doc).

Paul Scheffer:
First feature length documentary.

Ph: +31 20 623 7982

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