Begging as a way to make easy money. The number of people who have chosen this path is rising. Some of them have turned Vienna`s Mariahilfer Strasse into their living room and "workplace".
One out of 8
The personal story of two women, who are afflicted by breast cancer.
The film is about the empty spaces left behind in the wake of war and violence. The film is composed of long static wide shots of places and land- scapes in present day Bosnia Herzegovina. The ordinary banality and beauty of the places shown, forms a contrast to the fact that atrocities were committed during the Bosnian War from 1992 until 1995 at all of these sites. “What remains” is a filmic memorial beyond the ordinary limits of representation and understanding. The places in the film are present for their own sake. They do not explain themselves to us. They throw back the answers we ask them.
Michl's Restaurant helps the long-term unemployed reenter the workforce. In addition to everyday life in the kitchen, there are also accompanying conversations at the center of the project as well as the film. The counseling system, based on understanding and support, increasingly functions as a controlling, evaluative entity. What can I do? How am I being assessed by society? The job market is only for those, who fit into the system.
Attention: State Frontier
"I often felt ashamed from the bottom of my heart for being Austrian", says filmmaker Sabine Derflinger. In ACHTUNG STAATSGRENZE she introduces rejected asylum seekers who are locked up in the police prison of Linz, waiting for their deportation. Rejected asylum seekers who are found by the Austrian aliens police are sent to prison for a maximum of six months, pending their expulsion. In prison they are being treated as if they belong to the category of tough criminals: ten minutes of fresh air a day, three minutes of monitored phone calls a week and one ten-minute shower a week. In 1995 15,000 people met with this fate. ACHTUNG STAATSGRENZE is the first Austrian film that takes these confined refugees' predicament to heart.