NACHT GRENZE MORGEN
Tuna Kaptan, Felicitas Sonvilla | Turkey, Germany 2013 | 30 Min. | OmeU
Ali and Naser are two young Arabs, a Syrian and a Palestinian, respectively. Based in the Turkish city of Edirne, they help refugees cross the border to Greece. Recently, most of these refugees have been from Ali’s native Syria, mostly men who are trapped between a government army that makes them shoot civilians and rebel groups that hunt down the soldiers. European authorities are working hard to patrol the border, part of which runs along a river. And because more and more manpower and means are being employed to stop the flow of refugees, this human trafficking is growing more dangerous and complicated.
Filmmakers Tuna Kaptan and Felicitas Sonvilla follow the two men as they hang out in their hotel room, smoke, chat about their families at home (where they might just return one day), and prepare their missions to get their clients out of Turkey. The camera also accompanies them on a trip to the border. Ultimately, it looks pretty worse for both of them and their clients alike, as far fewer refugees are making it across the border.