Bella Palanka | Documentary | By Johanna Bentz
This is the story of Emrah, a young man who grew up in Germany to Serbian parents. Now a convicted repeat offender, he no longer qualifies for German citizenship and has been deported to Serbia. It is a country whose language he barely speaks, whose social conventions he’s never learned.
He lives in a run-down hotel which has been transformed into a facility to house other young adults like him, who have been expelled from Germany.
They are left to their own devices, with no support for their re-integration.
Director JOHANNA BENTZ | Producer FLORIAN SCHEWE | Camera JULIA SCHLINGMANN | Editors TILL UFER & JOHANNA BENTZ
Supported by Crossing Borders Research Grant of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
Broadcaster 3SAT / ZDF | FILMPAGE
Nominated for the German GRIMME-PREIS / GRIMME AWARD 2019
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Radio feature by Johanna Bentz for Deutschlandfunk Kultur: nominated for the CIVIS MEDIENPREIS 2019