CIVIS Prize-winners 2017
CIVIS – Europe’s Media Prize for Integration and cultural diversity will honour programme contributions on radio, film, television and the Internet, which promote peaceful coexistence in the European immigration society. The special CIVIS prize “Football + Integration”, will once again be organized this year together with the DFB German Football Association, as well as the CIVIS Cinema Prize as an audience prize, will also be presented.
Out of Sight
Authors: Domenico Iannacone, Luca Cambi
Direction: Domenico Iannacone, Luca Cambi
Producer: Valeria Durante (RAI 3)
Editing: Igor Francescato
Content: Lampedusa, longed-for gateway to Europe, border without barbed wire in the middle of the Mediterranean. The dramatic images and reports of one of the biggest ship catastrophes compel us to take a personal view, to look into our innermost core - without ideological preconditions or political influences. The report shows survivors and also some who died. Lampedusa - at the crossroads of distant worlds. Here, people meet together who know nothing about each other, who never came close to each other – until they grasped for the rescuing lifeline. Haunting statements, shocking images - a deeply human, moving film.
Don't leave me
France Télévisions/ Scarlett Production/ TV 5 Monde/ RTS/ A Plus Image 6
Authors: Françoise Charpiat, Aude Marcle
Direction: Xavier Durringer
Producer: Joëy Faré (Scarlett Production)
Editing: Sophie Exbrayat (France 2)
Content: Chama is the pride of her family. The 17-year-old is accepted by the Science-Po, a prestigious Paris college of politics. Chama has a bright future ahead of her. What nobody notices is the Islamic radicalization of the young woman. She secretly wants to join her friend Louis, who she has married via Skype and who is taking part in the Jihad in Syria. Her mother Inés recognizes the imminent danger in the nick of time and locks herself in with her daughter. A bitter confrontation begins. Highly emotional, exciting, intense – it demonstrates the disorientation of young people. Great filming and wonderful acting.
Panorama: Alternative for Politics: Emotions instead of Facts
Authors: Ben Bolz, Johannes Edelhoff
Editing: Volker Steinhoff (NDR)
Content: The rhetoric of the populists makes use of fears, dramatizations and threatening disasters. Emotions rather than facts – with respect to climate change, Islam and the theme of refugees. The people should be mobilized emotionally, facts are not so important for the emotional politics. The AfD politician Alexander Gauland frankly admits that the AfD exaggerates the dangers of refugee crime: "It is not done by asserting false facts, but by focusing on certain facts in the forefront of the argument". The campaigning techniques of populists are understandably visible - unusual, memorable, virtuoso.
WDR 5 Morgenecho – Living under the IS, Part 6: Together and yet separated – Families in a refugee camp
Series, WDR 5
Author: Anna Osius
Editing: Lars Krupp (WDR)
Content: There are dramatic scenes every day alongside the fences of the refugee camps: families find their relatives once again, many have not seen each other for two-and-a-half-years. For security reasons, they can only greet each other through the fence. Every man and also teenager, who wants to enter the refugee camp is checked with respect to their feelings about the IS and in some case isolated for days. A controversial procedure. The offensive against the IS has triggered a huge flood of refugees. More than 135,000 people have fled in recent months from the violence in Northern Iraq. The reasons for flight are clear - very moving, excellently documented.
MDR KULTUR – Das Radio: Beyond the Chestnuts
Author: Marina Frenk
Direction: Stefan Kanis
Editing: Stefan Kanis (MDR)
Content: "Do you know what a DDON is? A DDON is a 'Definitive Dummy of no Nationality'. I am one". Marina Frenk was born in a Russian-Jewish family, came to Germany together with her parents in 1993, to be more precise: to Dortmund-Nordstadt. In the heart of the migrant jungle of the Ruhr region, as she says, when she talks - with a glance at the fate of today's refugees - about her own "integration". About cultural transformation and an identity mess, of what has been lost: a language, an origin. New Germans and Old Germans. Very thoughtful, very funny, very political - a brilliant radio drama.
hr2-kultur DER TAG: Limits of Enlightenment – Right-wing Violence and the Legal System
Authors: Angela Fitsch, Dr. Ulrich Sonnenschein, Claudia Sautter, Karen Fuhrmann
Direction: Markus Hürtgen
Editing: Angela Fitsch, Dr. Ulrich Sonnenschein, Claudia Sautter
Presentation: Karen Fuhrmann (hr)
Content: Munich, Higher Regional Court: 333rd day of proceedings in the NSU trial. It is the most important and, above all, the longest process involving right-wing terror, which there has ever been in Germany. It offers an insight into the depths of the right-wing scene, as well as the failure of the guardians of the constitution. Since May 2013 hundreds of witnesses have been heard, countless legal skirmishes and a hearing of evidence which should really have already finished. However, it is only the tip of right-wing violence that is revealed by this process. Unique political radio feature - comprehensive, profound, topical and highly professional.
No room for the Right-Wing: www.kein-raum-fuer-rechts.de
Interactive multimedia online project
BAFF Filmproduktion, Kubikfoto3
Authorized representative: Ole Leifels
Conception: Sebastian Heidelberger
Content: "No Room for the Right-Wing" provides views of the interior of the room of a young neo-Nazi - with Nazi fan articles: swastika flag, right-wing rock CDs, flags, buttons, books. It is modelled, among other things, on the rooms of dropouts and members of the NSU terror network, which is accused of being responsible for racist murders, attacks and raids. The result is an interactive, multi-medial website, which explains the dangers of the extreme right-wing. Only those who recognize neo-Nazis, can understand their structures and strategies, can do something against them. A playfully subjective approach to highly political content - highly professional, very compelling.
Content: "Ramo: Should I go back to Syria?" Ramo is an artist and a Syrian refugee. Repeatedly he hears in Germany: why did you flee and did not fight for your country Syria? There are constant discussions about refugees: why have so many young Syrian men fled to Germany? In the web video, the refugee Ramo himself speaks. He explains in two and a half minutes why - in German and Arabic - and thus summarizes the complex political situation in Syria. Self-ironic, humorous, powerful images - very impressive and informative.
Vor der Morgenröte
Produktion: Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott (X Filme Creative Pool), Pierre-Olivier Bardet (Idéale Audience), Denis Pon
Filmverleih: X Verleih (Warner) Spielfilm von Maria Schrader & Jan Schomburg
Inhalt: Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, New York, Petropolis - vier Stationen im Exil des österreichischen Schriftstellers Stefan Zweig. Trotz sicherer Zuflucht, gastfreundlicher Aufnahme und überwältigender tropischer Natur findet er keinen Frieden. Auf dem Höhepunkt seines weltweiten Ruhms wird Stefan Zweig in die Emigration getrieben und verzweifelt angesichts des Wissens um den Untergang Europas, den er schon früh voraussieht. Die Geschichte eines Flüchtlings, die Geschichte vom Verlieren der alten und dem Suchen nach einer neuen Heimat. Ein bild-gewaltiger historischer Film über einen großen Künstler. Ein Film über die Zeit, in der Europa auf der Flucht war.
Hamburg Media School/BR
Direction: Matthias Koßmehl
Examination board: Prof. Richard Reitinger
Editing: Claudia Gladziejewski (BR)
Content: Austin Abasi - the professional footballer from Ghana is sold against his will to a Bavarian provincial club. On arrival at the TSV Gretzing, he is forced to realize that even in First World countries there is fifth-grade football. Instead of the hoped-for Champions League with FC Bayern, Austin is now involved in a battle against relegation into the fifth division - with a coach who never wanted him. Gradually, players and coaches discover things they have in common. They range from Ghana to Gretzing. Topical, humorous, powerful images – impressive filming and acting.
Ayham – My new Life
Authors: Ilona Stämpfli, Marek Beles
Editing: Ilona Stämpfli, Marek Beles (SRF)
Content: Together with his family, Ayham is forced to flee from Syria to escape the war. He does not really want to leave his home and his friends. But the danger is too great. They are travelling for five months. In Switzerland a new life begins for the 11-year-old. The first few months are tough, but at school, Ayham makes friends with classmates who like to play football. The coach discovers his talent and makes it possible for him to have a trial with the Grasshopper Club in Zurich. The club takes him into its junior team for one year. Integration is a development from two sides - careful camera, impressive cutting and dramaturgy.
The Feature: Right up to the last breath. Ultras and the radicalisation of the fan culture in football
Authors: Agnese Franceschini, Tom Mustroph
Direction: Thomas Wolfertz
Editing: Leslie Rosin (WDR), Katrin Moll (Deutschlandradio)
Content: In May 2014, for the first time an ultra fan of AS Roma shoots at a fan of SSC Naples, who then died. In Germany the fan groups are becoming increasingly violent. In and around the stadium terraces there is an explosive mixture of passion, love of violence and right-wing ideology. In 2015, fighting hooligans were classified by the Federal Court as a criminal organization. The fan scene is colourful, partly right-wing and it is on the move. The feature investigates the causes of the spiralling violence and the future of the fan culture. A Europe-wide right-wing network - highly informative, multi-facetted, of high radiophonic quality.
Content: Football recognizes neither linguistic nor cultural boundaries, it brings people together. The integration of people with a refugee and immigration background is a challenge for the whole of society. It only succeeds via personal encounters and through the integration into social structures. Football provides an ideal opportunity to connect with civil society. Football is a motor for integration. The interactive video website presents numerous different integration experiences in short videos. Highly professional – unusual in both content and form.