Films Showing

Stranger in Paradise

Stranger in Paradise

Stranger in Paradise

2016 / 72min / DCP


Guido Hendrikx will appear in person.

A bracing study in politics and power dynamics set in a refugee detention center on the Mediterranean island of Lampedusa, Hendrikx’s confrontational docu-fiction experiment breaks down the crisis in contemporary Europe over the course of three acts in which real migrants present their stories in a classroom environment where they’re confronted by an instructor who represents different European attitudes: one forbidding, one open-armed, one the actual tangle of European Union policy. EFP Member: EYE International

New York Premiere
Special Jury Award for Dutch Documentary, IDFA

Stranger in Paradise screens as part of True Stories: New Non-Fiction from Europe