Special screening with Q&A filmmaker, Fernand Melgar
Born in 1961 in Tangiers, Morocco. Joint Swiss and Spanish citizenship. Since 1963 lives in Lausanne. Self-taught. Since 1985 independent director and producer. 2006 Swiss Film Prize, Best Documentary Film for “EXIT, le droit de mourir” (EXIT, The Right To Die). 2012 Swiss Film Prize, Best Documentary Film for “Vol spécial”.
Special flight, shot in 2011 in an administrative detention centre of Frambois in Geneva tell the plague which touches every year of thousands of immigrants. Some have been established in Switzerland for years, started a family, work pay their social insurance contributions and send their children to school. Simply because they stay in the country illegally, they are imprisoned without trial or sentence and may be deprived of liberty for up to eighteen months before being deported.
The language of event will be in English.
All are welcome.