18:30-20:30 – FILM SCREENING AND DISCUSSION
The film „Residenzpflicht“ accompanies refugees in their long struggle against the restrictive law, that is called Residenzpflicht (Residence obligation), that puts invisible borders in their way and often isolates them. The documentation puts the law of “Residenzpflicht” moreover in a broader context: it shows how the restriction inside the country is related to the isolationist politics of the European external borders and how the regulation of freedom of movement is interwoven with colonial heritage and everyday racism.
About the director:
Denise Garcia Salvage was born in Brazil and moved to Berlin in 2008, where she began to work on the documentary film “Residenzpflicht”. The film accompanies refugees in their long struggle against restrictive laws, which puts invisible borders in their way and isolates them. In December 2012, she founded along with other activists, the International Women Space in the former Gehart Hauptmann school in Berlin, which was occupied by refugees and activists. International Women Space published the book „In our own words“ in the end of 2015. It includes texts by and about women and includes ten testimonials from refugee women in Germany.
Open to: All
Duration of movie: 60 min
Duration of discussion with the director: 60 min