Sans-papiers in Estonia

https://www.facebook.com/events/799964210194297/


Sans-papiers in Estonia

Video screening and discussion
With inputs by Eléonore de Montesquiou and Harku Solidarity Group 

The event is in English.

Why are people held in Harku detention center? What are their migration stories and on which legal grounds are they being detained? Why are human rights organisations concerned about living conditions in Harku? What are former detainees reporting about their experiences in Harku? What happens to people who cannot be deported, but also cannot be detained endlessly? What are the grey areas in Estonian migration law that produce undocumented persons without any legal rights and no perspective for legalising their residence? How can ordinary people support undocumented persons?

We will discuss these questions on the example of a video by Eléonore de Montesquiou. The video presents an interview with a refugee who was detained in Harku for 3 years. He speaks about his experiences with police. After the video screening, there will be a discussion with inputs by Eléonore de Montesquiou and Harku Solidarity Group. We will contextualise and discuss the video, also addressing broader issues about Harku detention center and undocumented migrants.

Eléonore de Montesquiou is an artist based in Berlin. For many years she has been making documentary videos about the Russian-speaking community in Estonia, creating visibility for voices that are otherwise rarely heard in the public space of Estonia. In the recent years, Eléonore has made a number of videos with refugees who speak about their experiences of being detained in Harku.

Harku Solidarity Group is an anti-racist network that makes weekly visits to Harku detention center. They will share observations about the human rights situation and problematic issues in Harku detention center.

***The discussion will take place in English language. We can provide whisper translation into Estonian and Russian. If you need translation into other languages, please get in touch with us in advance.
*** Image by Elena Mistrello

MEMORIES OF ESTONIA

The films LE GENERAL, SANS RETOUR and BABYLONE were posted on the Estonia media portal DELFI, and I thank them for their initiative. an hour after BABYLONE was released the police and border patrol censored the film.

Here below are the links to the films
please ask me for password: nagrane@gmail.com


LE GENERAL
French with English subtitles

SANS RETOUR
French language, English subtitles 

BABYLONE
French language, English subtitles

I have also just finished subtitling my last film with Kaourou

COMMANDO SACKO
French with English subtitles

where Kaourou tells about the solitary confinement methods in Harku, the prison for asylum seekers in Estonia



Looking forwards to feedback
eleonore






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JURMALA

Our collective film

JURMALA

by: Laura Horelli, Brigitta Kuster, Nina Lassila, Agnese Luse, Angela Melitopoulos, Eléonore de Montesquiou,
Tanja Ostojić, Meggie Schneider, Isabell Spengler, Gitte Villesen
Lettland/Deutschland 2010/2016 Digital file (shot on Super8) 9 min.


will be exhibited on

Tuesday, 12.12.2017, 2-8pm
Chausseestraße 128/129, 10115 Berlin, Germany
in the context of Artists’ Film International 2017


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KINOZAL

DIE GRENZE

in HMKW Dortmund
Kuratoren: Inke Arns und Thibaut de Ruyter

http://www.hmkv.de/

mit dem Film KINOZAL


Eröffnung: Freitag, 24. November 2017
Wo beginnt Asien, wo endet Europa? Die Ausstellung „Die Grenze“ erkundet und reflektiert Grenzen als territoriale Ein- oder Ausgrenzung, als kulturelle oder soziale Trennlinie, als Instrument, das „Wir“ von den „Anderen“ zu unterscheiden. Dabei dient die geografische wie auch die kulturelle Grenze zwischen Europa und Asien als roter Faden. Das Projekt nähert sich dieser Thematik aus künstlerischer Sicht und lenkt den Blick – über eine rein politische und ökonomische Bedeutung hinaus – auf kulturelle, künstlerische, persönliche oder auch humorvolle Dimensionen. Eine jüngere Generation von Künstler*innen wurde eingeladen, neue Arbeiten zu produzieren und wird ihre Reflexionen und Einsichten ab 2017 gemeinsam in einer Wanderausstellung in Osteuropa, Russland, Zentralasien und Deutschland zeigen, begleitet von lokalen Symposien und Workshops mit lokalen Referenten sowie deutschen Partnern.
Eine Ausstellung mit Arbeiten von Umida Achmedova & Oleg Karpov (Taschkent, Usbekistan), Alisa Berger (Köln, Deutschland), Aytegin Djumailiev (Bischkek, Kirgisien), Natalya Dyu (Almaty, Kasachstan), Saule Dyussenbina (Almaty, Kasachstan), Farhad Farzaliyev (Baku, Aserbaidschan), Hamlet Hovsepian (Ashnak, Armenien), Katya Isaeva (Moskau, Russland), Olga Jitlina (Sankt Petersburg, Russland), Anton Karmanov (Nowosibirsk, Russland), Alina Kopytsa (Kiew, Ukraine), Gaisha Madanova (Almaty, Kasachstan / München, Deutschland), Taus Makhacheva (Moskau, Russland), Eleonore de Montesquiou (Berlin, Deutschland), Stanislaw Mucha (Berlin, Deutschland), Marat Raiymkulov (Bischkek, Kirgisien), Alla Rumyantseva & Alexey Rumyantsev (Duschanbe, Tadschikistan), Sergey Shabohin (Minsk, Belarus), Sophia Tabatadze, Nadia Tsulukidze «Khinkali Juice» (Tiflis, Georgien), Alexander Ugay (Almaty, Kasachstan), Viron Erol Vert (Berlin, Deutschland), Where Dogs Run (Jekatarinburg, Russland), Anastasiia Zhyvkova (Kiev, Ukraine)
Kuratiert von Inke Arns und Thibaut de Ruyter
„Die Grenze” ist ein Ausstellungsprojekt des Goethe-Institutsmit Stationen in Moskau, Kiew, Minsk, Tiflis, Dortmund und in Zentralasien. Kooperationspartner in Dortmund ist der HMKV (Hartware MedienKunstVerein).
Ausstellungsorte:
→ Moskau, RU: Moskauer Museum für moderne Kunst (MMOMA), Galerie der Künste Surab Zereteli, 1.- 26. Feb. 2017
→ Sankt Petersburg, RU: Design-Zentrum Artplay, 16. März – 11. April 2017
→ Krasnojarsk, RU: Museumszentrum Krasnojarsk, 22. April – 28. Mai 2017
→ Kiew, Ukraine: Plivka, 20. Juni – 25. Juli 2017
→ Tiflis, Georgien: Georgisches Nationalmuseum, 30. Aug. – 23. Sept. 2017
→ Minsk, Belarus: Kreativzentrum Korpus 8, 4./5. Okt. – 9. Nov. 2017
→ Dortmund, DE: HMKV im Dortmunder U, 25. Nov. 2017 – 8. April 2018 (Eröffnung: Fr, 24. Nov. 2017)
→ 2018: Jekatarinburg, RU & Zentralasien

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Tunis

TUNIS

résidence avec le Goethe Institut
novembre 2017

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JURMALA, MAAT museum in Lisbon



JURMALA

Our collective film "Jūrmala" 2010/2016, 9` (Berlin /Riga) by Meggie Schneider, Tanja Ostojić, Laura Horelli, Nina Lassila, Agnese Lūse, Angela Melitopoulos, Eléonore De Montesquiou, Isabell Spengler, Gitte Villesen, will be shown at 
- NBK, Berlin, on December 12th, 2-8pm
- MAAT museum in Lisbon, Portugal in the frame of ARTISTS’ FILM INTERNATIONAL from 3 OCT 2017 - 30 APR 2018. With subtitles in Portuguese: https://www.maat.pt/en/exhibitions/artists-film-international


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DELFI

FEU


was online on Delfi.tv this week

see:

http://tv.delfi.ee/saated/minidok/dokumentaal-vaos-loksus-olevad-asuulitaotlejad-tahame-et-terve-maailm-naeks-kuidas-eesti-pagulasi-kohtleb?id=79141958

the comments raised by the question exploded the records, the reactions to welcoming refugees and migrants are what they are, luckily a few are positive are showing solidarity.

the film
for password ask nagrane@gmail.com

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