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The Albanian

Nomination 2014
European CIVIS Television Prize – entertainment

Author:Johannes Naber
Editorial:Stefanie Groß
Direction:Johannes Naber

Arben needs money in order to marry his great love Etleva. Arben leaves Albania and goes to Germany. But in Germany nobody is waiting for people like him. He has no visa, he is “illegal”. Here he is the Albanian. Arben starts working for a cleaning company, for three Euros an hour. Everything changes when he meets Slatko and finds work in a trafficking gang. An inhuman business, risky but lucrative. More risks – more money. With Mercedes, fine clothes and pockets full of money, Arben returns to Albania. But he comes too late.

Excerpt from the jury’s statement
Illegality and brutal exploitation – haunting, emotional, wonderful actors.

flight    human rights    migration   

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