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ALS PAUL ÜBER DAS MEER KAM (WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA)
by Jakob Preuss, Germania 2017, 97’
Paul is a migrant from Cameroon. He has made his way across the Sahara to the Moroccan coast where he now lives in a forest waiting for the right moment to cross the Mediterranean Sea. This is where he meets Jakob, a filmmaker from Berlin, who is researching a film about Europe’s borders. Soon afterwards, Paul manages to cross over to Spain on an inflatable rubber boat. Once in Spain, he is sent to an immigration detention centre. It is only upon his release that Jakob and Paul meet again in Granada. Because of the economic crisis in southern Europe Paul decides to continue on to Germany, the country of his dreams. The film tells the story of their unusual friendship; a friendship that grew in the politically problematic context of the ongoing European debates on migration.
Elena Fontanari (Humboldt Universität, Berlin and University of Milan)
In collaboration with Goethe-Institut Turin
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