Meet the Filmmakers: CONVERSATION OVER THE FENCE
Interview with director Lisa Gerig
Director Lisa Gerig
What is the teaser text for your film CONVERSATION OVER THE FENCE?
An insight in the political „solution“ for illegal refugees in Switzerland, that are put in prison, without ever having committed a crime.
What is the original idea of your film – how did it all start?
Three years ago, a friend of mine was detained in this prison for three week before being flown back to Nigeria. Since then I knew about its existence and its unbearable arrest-conditions and I want people to know about it too, so one day it will change.
Scene from CONVERSATION OVER THE FENCE
What was your highlight during the process of filmmaking?
One day Mourad told me that he is capable to sleep again.
- This film will be screened in Program 4
- Filmschool: ZHDK, Zürcher Hochschule der Künste
- CONVERSATION OVER THE FENCE Website
Director Lisa Gerig will be attending the festival. In case you can not come to the screening and Q&A, post your questions on Twitter - don't forget to use the following hashtags: #fsfmuc15 & #askthedirector.