Germany 2008, 1' | Director, Screenplay Pary El-Qalqili | DoP Kaspar Kaven | Sound Isabella Willinger | Cast Philip Bergmann | Production Joint Adventures

Being a refugee in Germany means living in a state of limbo. Asylum procedures can often drag on for years, the refugees live between the hope of a residential title and the fear of being deported. The Rosenheimer Straße hostel consists of two two-storey containers in a car park situated between two very busy dual carriageways. The camera moves along the corridor, glancing into the rooms. The harsh neon lights, lurid green and yellow walls, grey cupboards with padlocks. All at once, a dancer appears and shatters the monotony. angstkommen narrates all this in a one-minute-long sequence shot.


Pary El-Qalqili was born in 1982 in Berlin. She studied Cultural Sciences at the Europa-Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder). Since 2006, she has been studying documentary film and television journalism at the University of Television and Film Munich. angstkommen is her second film.

Pary El-Qalqili
Documentary, Short Film
Focus: Freedom