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CENTRAL AIRPORT THF

Zentralflughafen THF

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Directed by Karim Aïnouz
Germany, France, 2018
Documentary
      Arabic
      English & 7 more

Synopsis

Berlin’s historic defunct Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures. Today its massive hangars are used as Germany’s largest emergency shelter for asylum seekers, like 18-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim, who awaits the answer of whether he will gain residency or be deported.

Our take

From its storied history glorified by the Nazis and enshrined for its role in the Berlin Airlift, Berlin’s Tempelhof is probably the world’s most famous airport. Karim Aïnouz’s striking documentary explores the essential role it has today, housing refugees in its astounding, repurposed architecture.

Synopsis

Berlin’s historic defunct Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures. Today its massive hangars are used as Germany’s largest emergency shelter for asylum seekers, like 18-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim, who awaits the answer of whether he will gain residency or be deported.

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Central Airport THFDirected byKarim Aïnouz
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Berlin International Film Festival
2018 | Winner: Amnesty International Film Prize

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