Title: Migration Standards
Directed and produced info
Format: HD video
Language: English and German
Production date: 2011
Production country: Austria
Supported by: BMUKK, DER STANDARD (Austria)
Film distribution: SIXPACKFILM Vienna
The repressive migration policy nowadays is an absurdity. It is contrary to the principles invoked by the EU: peace, democracy, solidarity, justice, respect for human rights and freedom of movement. It divides humanity into the rich, who can move freely, and those who have to remain in place.
„Migration Standards“ deals with migrants’ demand for recog- nition of their history, their role and social equality.
The work is implemented through the media of video and photography and shows children and teenagers who are facing a background that is a combination of two different subjects. The text in the work consits from excerpts from the “Democracy Not Integration” and “Ausschluss Basta!” formulations. In the video work the protagonists are reciting the text in form of slogans. Each one of the printed work is visually represented by two images, one with black framed text and one with photography.