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Thursday, July 4 2013

'Special Flight' Shows What It's Like to Live in a Suspended State of Asylum

When Geordry left his home and applied for asylum in Switzerland, he didn't guess that he'd be captured and incarcerated at Frambois Prison in Geneva, caught for long months between nations and governments.


Monday, October 1 2012

Camden International Film Fest 2012: 'Meanwhile in Mamelodi' + 'Special Flight'

Both films look at the complex relationships between institutions and individuals, hope in the face of impossible futures. They do so in images at once beautiful and utterly compelling.


Monday, June 18 2012

Silverdocs 2012: 'Vol Spécial' and 'The Waiting Room'

Two remarkable documentaries, Special Flight and The Waiting Room, show how hard it is to wait, as subjects face uncertain futures, full of dread, hoping against hope that something will change, knowing they have no say in what happens next.


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