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Nowhere in Europe

Year
2009
Country
Germany, Poland
Duration
98’
Director
Kerstin Nickig

Ali (39), Wacha (50), Tamara (55) and Ruslan (33) are refugees. Each of the protagonists has fled from Chechnya as their lives there were in danger. As asylum-seekers in Europe they now face new problems: man vs. state machine. How do I prove that I am who I say I am? That what happened to me really did happen to me? And does anyone really care? While keeping close contact to the protagonists, the author documents their attempts to find a new place to live in Europe over the course of year, and with that, their hopes, fears and longing for a return to normality.

Production and Sales
Time Prints OHG, Michael Truckenbrodt, Erkelenzdamm 59/61, 10999 Berlin, Germany, tel. +49 30 2758 2138 / +49 30 2758 2242, [email protected] , www.timeprints.de
Director
Kerstin Nickig

Kerstin Nickig was born in 1971 in Duisburg, Germany. In 1990-1997 studied Russian and German languages and literature at the Universities of Bochum, Cologne, and Moscow. In 2001-2003 studied film direction at the Academy for Film and Television in Potsdam/Germany and the National Film School in Lodz/Poland. Since 2004 he lives and works in Berlin as a freelance documentary filmmaker, founder and board member of the production company “Time Prints” in Berlin (2005).

Selected Filmography

A New Land (2004), “My Dear Muslim…” (2005), The Operation (2007), Nowhere in Europe (2009)

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