Discussions 2015

Discusson with Dimitar Anakiev – author of film Slovenia My Homeland

Saturday, 13th June 2015 at 22.50 (after the screening of Slovenia My Homeland / Slovenija moja dežela) at Slovenian Cinematheque

Discusson with Cheong Kin Man – author of film A Useless Fiction

Wednesday, 17th June 2015 at 21.50 (after the screening of  A Useless Fiction / uma ficção inútil – 小說無用 – tiểu thuyết vô dụng) at Slovenian Cinematheque. Slovene translation provided.

European migration politics, human rights, deportation practices and possibilities of resistance.

Thursday, 18th June 2015 at 18.15  (after the screening of How to stop a Deportation) at Slovenian Cinematheque.

Since the early 1990 European asylum and migration policies have been shaped by the implementation of a repressive EU-border regime, creating new policies of control, exclusion and persecution. The restriction of movement inside the EU through the Dublin Convention is part of these policies, as well as Frontex, militarised external borders, the creation of detention centres and deportation flights from every airport in Europe. The consequences from the point of view of human rights are alarming: Thousands of people die in the sea as well as on the land borders and travelling routes, arbitrary imprisonment has become common practice, people get deported under traumatising and sometimes deadly conditions of physical and psychological violence… On the other hand, the border regime is not able to wield unlimited power, but is challenged daily through organised as well as individual acts of resistance. Migrant and refugee struggles produce cracks in the wall everywhere in Europe.

Deportations are stopped through solidarity campaigns as well as through direct resistance and disobedience inside airplanes and detention centres. Based of the short film “How to stop a deportation – I ain’t gettin’ on no plane” by Vienna based Protest Productions Collective, we want to discuss experiences and perspectives of practical strategies of resistance.

Discussion moderators: Hans-Georg Eberl and Anna Distelberger, members of Protest Productions Collective.

Discussion will be held in English language due to presence of foreign speakers. Slovene translation provided.

The Situation of Migrants in Europe

Thursday, 18th June 2015 at 20.15 (after the screening of And we will throw the sea behind you / Et nous jetterons la mer derrière vous) at Slovenian Cinematheque.

Speakers: Zubair Nagshbandi (refugee in Slovenia), Noémi Aubry, Clément Juillard (autors of film And we will throw the sea behind you), Judith Keil, Antje Kruska (autors of film Land at Sight), Hans-Georg Eberl, Anna Distelberger (co-autors of film How to stop a Deportation and members of Protest Productions Collective).

Discussion moderator: Kristina Božič

Discussion will be held in English language due to presence of foreign speakers. Slovene translation provided.