In My Eyes

Toldi
Nov 9, 20:30
English Subtitles & Hungarian Simultaneous Translation
ZOOM IN: Student Competition
Raphael Schanz
2016
Germany
31min
German
English
Arabic

Images of storming invaders and dehumanized masses dominate the media coverage about refugees. Investigating the subjective impact of the images, In My Eyes invites five refugees to comment on the media portrayal and express their feelings while watching press photos as well as short television clips. Their reaction sparks a conversation on identity, humanity and dignity. They open up their individual stories, criticize the prejudiced media portrayal and voice how they would like to be seen in the German society. All the while their eyes are directly fixed into the camera, forcing the viewer to look straight back at them and listen. The film offers a new perspective not only on the media debate, but further on our habit to judge others without actually knowing them.

Editor: 
Raphael Schanz
Camera: 
Philipp Seifert
Sound: 
Jasmin Astaki-Bardeh
Music: 
Christian Peters