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Sans Papiers

Sans Papiers

The video Sans Papiers portrays “illegalised” people, interned in one of the major deportation jails in Germany, Berlin-Köpenick. Interviews with prisoners give testimony to the differences in between those defined as being Sans Papiers, shedding light on their conditions and treatment while caught in circular bureaucratic structures of control.

Our 14 minutes video that we have produced in 2004 out of the first recording that i did in Berlin in spring 2004 has already subtitles in some 5 languages (Greek, Bosnian, Spanish, German and English).

We have not unfortunately managed to edit any of many hours of materials recorded in the years after, both following Peter´s Oshiomegie case (The main interview partner in the video), or Sans Papiers huger strikes in Greece.. But it might hopefully one day come out somehow..

Online exhibition at

1. September – 5. Oktober, 2014