Hans-Georg Eberl is an activist, occasional author, German adult education teacher and film-maker. He is also active – previously in Bavaria, currently in Vienna – as a supporter of self-organised refugee protests and in struggles against deportation. In the context of the trans-national network “Afrique Europe Interact” he has cultivated contacts with grassroots initiatives in Mali and Togo.
He is a member of Protest Productions Collective that has developed around the Viennese Refugee Protest Movement. “We are refugees, migrants, people that have grown up here, political activists, and creative artists and we are united in our mutual search in expressing a radical stance against the violence of the ruling regime favoring inclusion and exclusion.”
In several short films, the Protest Productions Collective deals with the experiences with the Austrian national system for migration and asylum and with being excluded from having a “normal” life, but also the possibilities of taking action to show resistance.
Hans-Georg Eberl will moderate a Discussion European migration politics, human rights, deportation practices and possibilities of resistance, that will be held on Thursday, 18 June 2015, at the Slovenian Cinematheque right after the screening of a film How to Stop a Deportation.