In this highly provocative scenario, an actor posing as a teacher confronts actual refugees and asylum seekers with extreme political attitudes and regulations on arrival in their host country. In contrast to an observational depiction of a crisis, this riveting film builds to a climax in which the various participants learn of their fate. Stranger in Paradise heralds an exciting new directorial voice in documentary filmmaking.
This screening is part of the Crossings project. Crossings is an ICA-led UK-wide film and events programme organised in partnership with The Goethe-Institut and with support from the BFI, awarding funds from The National Lottery.
Please note that this screening is not the UK Premiere as listed in the Southbank print guide. The UK Premiere will take place at Sheffield Doc/Fest on 12 June and the London Premiere will take place at the ICA London on 15 June as part of the Crossings project. We apologise for any confusion caused.
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Dir Guido Hendrikx