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The Border Fence
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THE BORDER FENCE

Die bauliche Maßnahme

Directed by Nikolaus Geyrhalter
Austria, 2018
Documentary

Synopsis

With precisely composed shots and detailed interviews with local police officers, hikers, farmers and small business owners, the film explores the few square kilometres around the Brenner Pass, telling an urgent story of Europe and the refugee crisis in the process.

Synopsis

With precisely composed shots and detailed interviews with local police officers, hikers, farmers and small business owners, the film explores the few square kilometres around the Brenner Pass, telling an urgent story of Europe and the refugee crisis in the process.

Our take

Set amid a sunny Alpine landscape, this gripping nonfiction work from Nikolaus Geyrhalter (Homo Sapiens) reveals the roots of the refugee policy debate. Interviewing local citizens, The Border Fence explores modern Europe, living locally, and the near future of the current migration crisis.