< rotor > Zentrum für zeitgenössische Kunst lädt gemeinsam mit dem steirischen herbst und CROSSROADS / Forum Stadtpark zum Filmscreening "Gestranded/Stranded" im Haus der offenen Tore ein. Der Eintritt ist frei.
A small group of Eritrean refugees are stranded in Strackholt, a village of 1500 souls. 20 km from Aurich, in the middle of the emptiness of East Frisia, is where the new arrivals are supposed to wait for the outcome of their applications for asylum. Helmut, a retired headmaster, and Christiane, a journalist, take in five of the men. With German lessons, visits to the authorities and homemade cake they try to make a fresh start in an unfamiliar environment easier for them. The refugees accept their offers of help with great enthusiasm. However, every day new conflicts arise, the wheels of bureaucracy turn slowly and each day of uncertainty gnaws at the nerves of all concerned. With Stranded (Gestrandet), Lisei Caspers has achieved an impressive film which not only reveals the needs of the asylum seekers and the concerns of their voluntary carers but also shows how both sides learn from each other and reach a greater
DE, 2016, 80 Min., Arabic and German with English subtitles
Directed by: Lisei Caspers
Admission free! Limited number of seats: the 50 seats are allocated on arrival.
< rotor > centre for contemporary art, not only coined the Annenviertel district’s name, but for years it has also been forging links within and beyond the field of art, by integrating people from a wide range of backgrounds into its programme.
In collaboration with steirischer herbst 2016 < rotor > is now expanding its field of work, turning the Volksgarten Pavilion into a “House of Open Gates” where people from all cultures and artistic disciplines can meet to critically discuss existing conditions and conjure up dreams of a life of freedom, justice and solidarity.