by Morgan Knibbe, 74 min, XXIX PFF The Grand Prize 2015
Filmed in The night is pitch-black, the sea stormy. Wild waves break on a little boat full of refugees where a girl laments that she does not want to go to Europe. Suddenly an old man falls overboard. In vain he tries to grab the saving hands. Colored lightning flashes over a busy city seen from above. From that point on, the drowned man sees reality from another dimension.
Unconventional and poetic in form, the camera documents a serious social problem: the hopeless situation of the refugees who actually manage to make the crossing alive. It follows people on the street chased away like dogs, records an illegal worker and a drug-addicted mother and slips inside packed shelters. The voices of all these people blend together with his, creating a patchwork of loving memories, dreams, desires like a burning fire.