In the capital of a European transit country, a group of young adult students discuss the refugee crisis of 2015 in a classroom. As they feed off of each other´s fears, their aggression towards asylum seekers intensifies and soon trumps reason and rule of law. Based on actual events and real dialogue, this short animation is a contemporary examination of how collective fear and illusion about an external enemy can erode the fabric of reason and compromise the line between caution and paranoia. In other words, this is a reflection on a few of the building blocks which mass hysteria consists of in a fearful collective, people, country or perhaps even continent.
Screened as part of TOAFF17
A teacher welcomes migrants with unusual techniques, his words echoing the fraught power relations between Europe and those who seek safer, more prosperous lives on her shores
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