Breaking free from container town

„Beschränkung“ (Restriction) is a short film directed by Denijen Pauljević. It shows how a young man experiences coming to germany as a refugee and finding himself confronted with many limitations. The film was made more than 20 years ago, but its message still holds significant relevance today.

by Malak AlSayyad

From war zone to classroom

About an energetic young teacher who is learning fast and enjoys it.

by Hiba Obaid / Photography: Inga Lauenroth

‘Last Days of the City’… A Cairo collapsing, a lover leaving and an Arab region at the point of no return

Tamer El-Said takes us on a short and trying journey in his latest film, “Last Days of the City”, giving us a glimpse of some of the societal and human lamentations moving through his unique interpretation of the city of Cairo... This film is still showing in theaters in Berlin at: WOLF Kino (Weserstraße 59, 12045 Berlin - Neukölln)

by Asmaa Yousuf

Meeting Saleh Kahhal

„I finally have a job!“ The first step is complete, but Saleh dreams of working in his actual field - as a journalist.

by Saleh Kahhal

The difficult path into the job market

Friederike and Leyla got to know each other in a partnership project and have since become friends. In the second part of this short series, the author follows Leyla’s path into the German job market and describes how important this step is for settling into a new country.

by Friederike Aps

My story of leaving and arriving

Being a newcomer himself, the Scottish musician Liam remembers his first time in Germany. He describes how he relates to the experiences of other newcomers who came here as refugees and discovers what they share - and what differentiates them.

by Liam Cairns

6 Questions to: Lela Ahmadzai

The photographer Lela Ahmadzai has been following the lives of different women in Afghanistan since 2008 and has captured many moments and stories in portraits. In a brief interview, she talked about the link between women’s lives and politics, and about what interests her in her long-term project.


“The applicant is called upon…”

Abas has received a notice of rejection. A shock for after a long odyssey from Eritrea to Germany he finally seemed to be safe. But that safety is threatened. He is said to leave the country.

by Katja Doubek

Wafa Mustafa: The Story Behind The Name

Getting to know yet another strong female narrative in this biographical interview. Wafa speaks about her fights, depression and resilience.

by Tanya Sharma

The Wandering Self

Where is home when you have lived everywhere, who are you after you've lost your anchor? A viewpoint of a modern nomad  

by Lina Alhaddad