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Broken Land

  • Spielboden Dornbirn 15 Färbergasse Dornbirn, Vorarlberg, 6850 Austria (map)

Movie Presentation:

Movie director: Stéphanie Barbey and Luc Peter 

Switzerland 2014, documentary, 75 min, English OF with German Subtitles

In a desert landscape in the shadow of the huge border fence that was built to control illegal immigrants from Mexico seven Americans tell how the border changed their life. Swaying between fear, indignation and sometimes compassion we will follow the footsteps of immigrants even though you will never encounter them.


The press:

"Walls against migration: This concept does not only applies to Europe but also to the american-mexican border. The border fence leads through the middle of the barren desert and separates the two states. A small american community lives in the shadow of the fence which is there to deny access to the country to illegal immigrants. "Broken land" is a film about paranoia, fear and confinement. As a Visual and political metaphor it shows how the migration issue affects the development of the great democracies of the western world." «


"[...] Barbeys and Peters exposition puts together a tremendous historical context, results in a few settings of the freedom and boundlessness of the newly discovered world of Defense ideology and their expression correlate: the aggression. «".


Among others it was shown 2014 in Locarno and 2015 in Rotterdam and at the Buenos Aires international independent film festival festivals.

An event of the Jewish Museum Hohenems in the framework of the exhibition "Say Schibbolet!", in collaboration with the Spielboden Dornbirn.

Admission: € 8,-
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