Die Fremde (When We Leave) declared winner of the 2010 LUX Prize

The 2010 LUX Prize went to the film Die Fremde (When we leave) depicting the struggle of a young Turkish woman living in Germany and her attempt to build a life outside the cultural norms of her community. The film partly deals with honour...

Defending the family honour?

On November the 10th, at 21:00 in a full house, following the screening of Die Fremde, its director Feo Aladag answered questions from the public. The film deals with a number of issues: one of them was at the heart of an Amnesty International...

Being a minority in the EU – A look through Greek eyes

Filippos Tsitos' Akadimia Platonos, one of the three 2010 LUX Prize contenders, gives a fresh look at what it means to be a minority in a foreign country.
The European Union has one of the most extensive anti-discrimination laws in the...

Interview of Olivier Masset-Depasse, director of “Illégal”

How did you come up with this story?
At the outset, while I was watching the news on television, I found out that 15 kilometres away from my home, there was a detention centre for illegal immigrants. And you hear words like prison for...

Illégal (Illegal) by Olivier Masset-Depasse

Olivier Masset-Depasse became interested in detention centres for illegal immigrants and the plight of those who live there after a television programme made him realize that there was such a centre just 15 kilometers from his house.