“Open Doors” Documentary
Screening and Roundtable Discussion
Insecurity, mortal danger, and the longing for peaceful coexistence. In the documentary “Open Doors,” three refugees tell their stories and demonstrate their will to survive by leaving their homes and arriving somewhere uncertain. Refugees share the story of their escape, fears, and challenges along their journey and their arrival in Germany. It becomes clear from this film that the challenges did not end at their arrival. This film also features migrants’ reports on phases of disorientation, adapting, and belonging. Questions like “Where am I, who am I, what am I, or what does my future look like?” are asked by all the protagonists. Please join us on Monday, March 6, 2023 for the screening and roundtable discussion of this film directed by Ms. Becky Taylor Hellwig.
About the Director
Originally from the United States, Ms. Becky Taylor Hellwig studied sociology with a focus on community change at San Jose State University in California. Since 2007, she has devoted herself to discussion on the topics of human rights, women’s politics, domestic violence, integration, and people with disabilities. In 2016, she moved with her family to the district of “Mittel Sachsen” in Saxony, Germany. She discovered that issues such as migration and integration are difficult tasks for rural areas of Germany. This inspired Hellwig to explore the causes of this situation and deal intensively with the issue in her work. Made with Eden Nares, “Open Doors” is her first film.
This event will convene at AGI in Washington, DC. Please contact Mr. Jack Fornasiero at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This event is supported with funds from The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF).
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