Documentary by Miles Roston (60 minutes)
Refugees, who needs them?
As a prelude to Vreemdlandfestival a brand new documentary by director Miles Roston is presented. Four refugees tell about the battle against the hostile climate in their new home: the Netherlands. The documentary will be introduced and fllowed by live discussion with the director and two refugees of the documentary.
As Europe descends into fiscal crisis, the hard line against immigrants and refugees tightens. Nowhere more than the Netherlands, now in the grip of anti-immigration and anti-refugee rhetoric that has made the country a pariah on the European continent. Into this world come invited - or resettled refugees: Fathi an activist escaping death threats from Gaddafi, Fasil - a journalist from Ethiopia sentenced to life for condemning fraudulent elections, Li Zhu - a Falun Gong Buddhist sentenced to prison and beatings for demonstrating. As they campaign for justice for their countries, they battle a hostile climate in their new home.
After the debate the documentary will be shown in full from 13 -14h.