ATTENTION STATE

documentary | Sabine Derflinger | AT | 1996 | 79 min
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Release: 16.06.1996

In 1995 over 15.000 refugees were held in Austrian deportation detention centers. Many merely wished to pass through Austria but were captured at the border by the German immigration authorities and sent back. „Achtung Staatsgrenze“ / “Attention: State Frontier” is a film about the deportees, and the conflict ridden environment in which their destinies interact. It is also about the efforts of refugee aid workers, the problems of the prison officers and officials concerned, and the fears of the general public.

Funding: bm:wfk, ORF /Film-Fernsehabkommen, Landes Kulturreferat OÖ, Grüne Bildungswerkstatt Bund, Grüne Bildungswerkstatt Wien

Credits

SCREENPLAY & DIRECTOR Bernhard Pötscher, Sabine Derflinger
DOP Bernhard Pötscher
EDITOR Zuzana Brejcha
Sound Department Bruno Pisek

Prizes

Talenteförderungspreis des Landes OÖ