A 9 months immersion in the administrative detention centre of Geneva. Each year, thousands of men and women in Switzerland are imprisoned without trial or sentence. Simply because they stay in the country illegally, they may be deprived of liberty for up to 18 months before being deported.
An intimate and emotionally charged portrait of undocumented immigrants and asylum-seekers in affluent Switzerland. From documentarian Fernard Melgar (The Fortress), winner of the Filmmakers of the Present Golden Leopard at the Locarno Festival.
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Louis Malle, 1985, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States