The Border Fence in Humanity House

The Border Fence in Humanity House

August 29, 2019


To stop refugees from entering the country, the Austrian government announced to build a fence along the border area between Austria and Italy. The documentary reveals the often enunciated, but also doubted responses of the local people. 21.30 at Humanity House.

Filmed in precisely composed shots, director Nikolaus Geyrhalter conducted detailed interviews with local police officers, hikers, farmers, toll collectors and café owners. We hear a wide spectrum of views, often remarkably balanced, and ranging from covert xenophobia to criticism of the populist government. Geyrhalter respects every opinion and makes no judgments.

English subtitles.