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There's No Place Like Home! Migration - Choice or Necessity?

90' (GER, FRE, ENG subs)
"If you want to know your future, look to your past." Does that ring true to Europeans today?

Can we preserve the future of Europe by learning from the mass migration of the late 20th century? In the past, was there ghettoisation, a marked increase in crime or religious fundamentalism? How did politics impact migration? These are some questions we stand to answer by looking to the past. This documentary is a cinematic investigation on the determinants of successful or unsuccessful integration in cities like Istanbul, London, Paris or Amsterdam.

The current influx of refugees into Europe is for many people in the EU a potential threat to their way of life. Many react in fear of a growth in low income housing areas, crime and ponders the impact differing religious practices might have on the society.

But if we were to use the past to predict the future, what would be the results of our evaluation? Did the refuges make Europe their new home or did they return after the war had ceased? What impact did politics have on migration? What changed? These are some of the questions we stand to answer by looking to the past.  

Interestingly enough, many refugees fleeing war-riddled terrains are not keen on having to migrate. However, what is there to do when your home country has become uninhabitable? In this documentary, we reveal the heartbreaking stories of several refugees as we embark on a cinematic investigation on the determinants of successful or unsuccessful integration in cities like Istanbul, London, Paris or Amsterdam.

Original Title: Die neue Völkerwanderung
Year: 2016
Length: 90' (GER, FRE, ENG subs)
Resolution: HD
Film by: Jörg Daniel Hissen, Doug Saunders
Produced by: Prounen, MDR, arte, Goethe Institut

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