Tonight at 20.00 hrs at Cinema Middelburg the documentary The Shelter will be screened.
Despite a thick layer of snow and freezing cold many refugees in Lausanne spend the harsh winter nights outside. The local homeless shelter has low capacity, while every evening some hundred people show up, looking for a safe place to sleep and something to eat. While the homeless worry about how to make it through the night without freezing to death, the shelter’s employees face the ungrateful and arbitrary task to decide who is allowed in and who has to stay outside. Poignant documentary about the immigration issue in Switzerland which is typical of the situation in all major European cities.
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