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balkantote: Honouring the dead. Hasib Latifi and the anonymous dead

Nomination 2020
CIVIS AUDIO AWARD – Short Programmes

Writer:Andrea Beer
Documentary, Bayerischer Rundfunk

Workers at the Islamic cemetery in Kumanovo (North Macedonia) give refugees a dignified burial regardless of their – sometimes unknown – background. Cemetery employees talk about the funerals of very different asylum-seekers: those who died fleeing the Yugoslav Wars in the 1990s; and those who lost their lives while fleeing North Africa in the last five years.

Excerpt from the jury’s statement
This documentary provides a rare glimpse of a great gesture, full of respect for human dignity and culture. A European issue that is wrongfully not in the public eye.

flight    migration    civil courage   

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