San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Screening: Vol Spécial / Special Flight
dir. Fernand Melgar, Switzerland, 103mins, 2011
Fernand Melgar immersed himself for 9 months in a detention centre in Switzerland where he followed the daily lives and struggles of asylum seekers and the employees that work with them. This film offers unique access and insight into the deportation of rejected asylum seekers and migrants in chilling scenes where those who refuse to leave voluntarily are handcuffed, tied up, forced into wearing helmets and diapers and then forcibly put on a plane.
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