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Central Airport THF Karim Aïnouz

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Tempelhof Airport in Berlin was one of the pillars of Hitler’s rearmament program. Since 2015, it has served as a shelter for migrants, who wait interminable months for rulings on their refugee applications. Karim Aïnouz takes us inside the life of this strange miniature city: the plywood bedrooms have no doors, for fire-safety reasons; children’s cries echo through the immense hangars; migrants look out at snowy runways and remember the scorching summers back home. Focusing on the story of a young Syrian, Ibrahim, the filmmaker patiently guides us through meetings with the doctors, teachers and social workers who try to make the migrants’ stay as humane as possible. (ACO)

Presented in collaboration with the Festival du nouveau cinéma and the magazine Ciel variable

Central Airport THF

  • Country : Germany, France, Brazil
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : Arabic, English, German, Russian
  • Subtitles : English and French
  • Duration : 97 MIN
  • Cinematography : Juan Sarmiento G.
  • Editing : Felix Von Boehm
  • Production : Diane Maia, Charlotte Uzu, Felix Von Boehm
  • Sound Design : Moritz Springer, Florian Beck
Filmography of Karim Aïnouz :

Madame Satã (2002)
Love for Sale (2006)
The Silver Cliff (2011)
Futuro Beach (2014)
Cathedrals of Culture (2014)

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