Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

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Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

Nowhere Home (2012)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | PAL 16:9 | 01:30:06 | 7,28 Gb
Audio: Norwegian AC3 5.1 @ 448 Kbps | Subs: English, Norwegian
Genre: Documentary, Drama

Director: Margreth Olin

Nowhere Home follows the fortunes of a number of young people from Salhus, a Norwegian centre offering temporary residence to unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people as they approach adulthood. While they all hope to remain in Norway, the threat of deportation when they turn 18 – and uncertain futures in countries like Afghanistan or Iraq – hangs over them. A visceral and provocative film, Nowhere Home scrutinises what Human Rights Watch has called one of the ‘major moral dilemmas’ facing Europe today.



Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

Norwegian screenwriter, producer and director Margreth Olin's fourth documentary feature which she wrote and produced, premiered in the Checkpoint section at the 13th Bergen International Film Festival in 2012, was shot on locations in Norway, Greece and Kurdistan and is a Norwegian production. It tells the story about many of those 17-year-old and 16-year-old immigrants from countries of war who are living in Norway and who due to constriction-measures which the Norwegian government presented in 2009 to reduce the increasing amount of immigrants coming to Norway, dreadfully awaits their 18th birthday when they most likely will have to return to their homelands like Iraq, Ethiopia, Somalia and Afghanistan which in comparison makes the Kingdom of Norway seem like a far more peaceful place.

Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

Distinctly and subtly directed by Nordic filmmaker Margreth Olin, this quietly paced documentary which is narrated by the filmmaker and from multiple viewpoints, draws a gentle and mindful portrayal of a man whom is trying to cross the border from Kurdistan to Turkey, two brothers who only has each other, a man who came to Norway when he was a 14-year-old after escaping from an abusive stepfather and other asylum-seeking men without custodians who are temporarily residing in Norwegian asylums where they are waiting for an answer regarding their residence permits, which in their case might be a matter of life or death. While notable for it's naturalistic and variegated milieu depictions, fine cinematography by Norwegian cinematographer Øystein Mamen and use of colors, this interview-driven and narrative-driven story about immigration politics in Norway and what Margreth Olin has emphasized in her previous documentary features and narrative features and which refers to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, contains a great and timely score by Norwegian composer Rebekka Karijord.

Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

This conversational, sociological and subjective documentary feature which is set mostly in Oslo and Bergen in Norway and Igoumenitsa and Athens in Greece during the 21st century and where one of the bravest of the too few female filmmakers in Norway who gets furthest into the heart of her themes and the heart of the Norwegian society, and the human beings whom she is interviewing are asking where the humanity in Norway is, is impelled and reinforced by it's cogent narrative structure, heartrending stories and the filmmaker's analogous dream which illustrates how segregation of human lives are being practiced in an enlightened country. A virtuous, heart-shaped, cinematographic and courageously humane prayer for equality which gained, among other awards, the award for Best Norwegian Documentary at the 13th Bergen Film Festival in 2012.
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Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

In this compelling documentary, filmmaker Margreth Olin follows a number of boys from Salhus, a Norwegian centre offering temporary residence to unaccompanied asylum-seeking children. We get to know Goli who now lives back in Kurdistan after being deported from Norway the day after he turned 18. We follow him as he embarks on his journey back to country where he was given safe haven. We meet brothers Hassan and Hussein from Afghanistan. Traumatised by what they have witnessed in Afghanistan, Hussein is completely dependent on his brother as well as the support they receive from the Norwegian state. While all the boys at Salhus hope for an extension of their asylum status, the threat of deportation when they turn 18—and uncertain futures in Afghanistan, Iraq, or other war-torn countries—hangs over all their heads. A visceral and provocative film, Nowhere Home scrutinises one of Europe's major moral dilemmas. Official Selection Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival 2012.

Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]
Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

Is the reason we have a system that doesn't recognise other people's suffering because we can keep it at a distance?
Margreth Olin

Nowhere Home (2012) De andre [ReUP 2017]

Special Features:
- Interview with Margreth Olin (30:50)
- Short film: Asylsøkere (07:58)
- Trailer

HUGE Thanks to Elan