Through the medium of film, Edin Bajrić from Bosnia documents his fight to gain permanent residency in Germany. We ask him how the trauma of fleeing his homeland and coming here as a refugee still influences his work today.
Saša Stanišić was a 14-year-old refugee boy when he came to Germany, and he knew virtually no German at all. Fourteen years later, he became a successful writer — in the German language.
Many refugees and migrants from Afghanistan, Pakistan or Syria have reached Bosnia and Herzegovina. Most dream of a better future, but the country's economic situation is difficult. Zdravko Ljubas reports from Sarajevo.
Antonio Skarmeta, author of the global best-seller "The Postman," was also a refugee. When Augusto Pinochet overthrew Socialist President Salvador Allende in Chile, the writer left the country — and landed in Berlin.
The Hungarian State Opera has dramatically tweaked the famous George Gershwin opera, setting it in a refugee camp in an airplane hanger. It's a far cry from the original African-American cast and US Deep South context.
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