Migration: Leaving everything behind in search of freedom. Escaping appalling conditions, relentless horror, famine and war. Risking your life walking hundreds of kilometers to reach the gates of paradise: Europe.
‘Non―Citizens’ tells the story of the ones waiting in the Purgatory where hundreds of immigrants from West and Central Africa are fighting for survival ― giving voice to their hopes and fears. This waiting room is not comfortable: dark nights in collapsing, abandoned factories, meals shared in crumbling caverns. This unusual documentary contrasts the needs of people in Africa with the abstract, philosophical concerns of a European woman in Berlin. Reality and fiction. Physical and psychological scars.