The Invisibles

Dokus
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German
| German

How does it feel to place one's own fate in the hands of the strictly choreographed German bureaucracy? A story about the grind of examination and verifying. In THE INVISIBLES, Benjamin Kahlmeyer accompanies three men who make their way through the the wheels bureaucracy in the official process of seeking asylum. How does it feel to leave your home country to deal with German civil servants who decide their fate in a strictly choreographed administrative act? Those who identify themselves as asylum seekers in Brandenburg first come to the "Central Initial Admission Office" in Eisenhüttenstadt. Wasim from Syria, Mathew from Kenya and Gedeon from Cameroon are stranded in this unreal place in the absolute outskirts of the country. A snapshot of a life on hold, between hope and fear.