Calais, last border
UK / 2003 / 59’
For the English people, the French port town of Calais is either the front door to Europe or a place where to buy cheap alcohol. This is the last barrier in the desperate search for a new life in England for hundreds of immigrants. This intimate movie interlaces the stories of the refugees, the immigrants and the English expatriates to build a new image of life in a passing city where the inhabitants dream of a better place. After his film LIFT, Marc Isaacs continues his search for places where a complete range of humanity can be found.
AWARDS / ACKNOWLEDGMENTS:
Best documentary in Brittspotting, Berlin 2004
Prize Human Rights Festival in Barcelona
Producer: Jo Ralling | Executive Producer: Roy Ackerman y Lynn Alleway | Sound: Michel Duvoisin | Editing: David Charap
Available from October 26th to November 1st, on the Virtual Theatre MIDBO for participants enrolled in the Seminar Thinking the real: Freedoms in Transit.