The land in between“, a documentary by Melanie Gärtner has it’s festival premiere at LICHTER, March 22, 2013. The film was co-produced by Goldhamster Film (Frankfurt) and funded by Hessen Film Fund.

The documentary follows the stories of the three protagonists Blade Cyrille (Cameroon), Sekou (Mali) and Babu (India). On their way to Europe they find themselves in a place from which they can move neither forward nor backwards. In Ceuta, a Spanish exclave on the Northern coast of Morocco, they are so close. But the Fortress Europe is shutting down its frontiers. Does this mean their dreams of Europe are really over? The documentary accompanies the young men in their everyday life and records their attempts to deal with the situation – and to get out.

The film was nominated for the German Human Rights Film Prize in 2012.