Conceived in the Netherlands, but shot in Sicily, Hendrikx blunt documentary in three acts illuminates the inherent paradoxes on an ongoing humanitarian disaster by presenting different points of view: the European neoliberal technocratic who only cares about the bottom line; the European equipped with a conscience; the European film actor who is just "doing his job". Clever and multifaceted.
Part documentary, part political interpretation, Stranger in Paradise is a rigorous and confrontational examination of Europe’s refugee policies.
Treats the European refugee problem with unique cynicism and humor, managing to stay informative and offer a unique point of view on both sides of the issue: Europeans (especially the Netherlands) and the refugees coming from Syria, Afghanistan, Mali etc.
The coalescence of personal statements and ideas and drastic political facts makes it really captivating.