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posted by cinemapolitica in on Nov 27, 2012 - View profile

Toronto, ON


special screening with guest speakers

Tuesday December 4 2012
- 9:00pm
Friday December 14 2012

Venue: The Bloor Hot Docs Cinema
Address: 506 Bloor Street West
Cost: Entry by Donation (suggested $2-10)

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SPECIAL FLIGHT(VOL SPÉCIAL)A heart wrenching and chilling observational doc about immigrant "illegals" held in a detention centre and subjected to prison-like conditions without any rights.

WHEN: Tuesday, December 4, 6:45 PM 
WHERE: Bloor Hot Docs Cinema, 506 Bloor Street West, Toronto 
COST: Suggested donation $2-10 
SOCIAL MEDIA: Facebook event

Fernand Melgar / CH / 2011 / 100 min / French with English s.t.

This special screening is co-presented by No One is Illegal- Toronto.

SYNOPSIS: Each year, thousands of men and women in Switzerland are imprisoned without trial or sentence. Simply because they stay in the country illegally, they may be deprived of liberty for up to eighteen months before being deported.

After The Fortress (awarded with the Golden Leopard at the Locarno International Film Festival), which dealt with the reception conditions for asylum seekers in Switzerland, Fernand Melgar takes a look at the other end of the chain, i.e. at the situation towards the end of the migrants' journey. The filmmaker immersed himself for 9 months in the administrative detention centre Frambois in Geneva, one of the 28 deportation centres for the paperless in Switzerland.

For more info and to watch the film's trailer, click here.

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