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CINE Löwenbräukunst presents: NO U-TURN by Ike Nnaebue with following Panel Discussion

Beim Namen Nennen: Film Screening with Panel Discussion

Join us on May 25 at 19:15 for a screening of NO U-TURN in collaboration with the project "Beim Namen Nennen". After the film, Anna Tervahartiala, Human Rights Watch Associate Director in Zurich, will moderate a panel discussion.

Ike Nnaebue, Film Director
Judith Sunderland, Author and Associate Director at Human Rights Watch Europe and Central Asia Division
Anne Mazzoni, Head of Dublin, Detention and Crimmigration at AsyLex
Michael Egli, Head of Migration Policy Unit at Caritas Switzerland

7:15 pm: Film Screening
9 pm: Panel Discussion


NO U-TURN by Ike Nnaebue:

As a young man, director Ike Nnaebue left Nigeria intending to take the route via Benin, Mali, and Mauritania to Morocco - but he was forced to turn back earlier, and never made it to Europe. In his first documentary, No U-Turn, he retraces the life-changing journey he made over 20 years ago. Along the way, he meets those who are taking the same trip and, through conversations with them, tries to understand what motivates young people today to expose themselves to the dangers of a passage into an uncertain future. Most are aware of the dangers of traveling undocumented by road, yet more and more are joining the ranks of those who take this risk. Overlaid with a powerful poetic commentary and insight into the long-reaching impact of a colonial past, this self-reflective travelogue unpacks the deep longing of an entire generation in search of opportunities.

Partners of the event: Human Rights Film Festival Zurich, Beim Namen Nennen, Löwenbräukunst

Written and
 directed by
Ike Nnaebue
Produced by
Christilla Huillard-Kann (ELDA PRODUCTIONS), Okey Omeire (PASSION 8 COMMUNICATIONS), Don Edkins (STEPS), Tiny Mungwe (STEPS)
Jide Akinleminu
Matthieu Augustin
Ali Bamhaoued
Original music
Ikwan Onkha
With the support of
Centre du Cinéma et de l’image animée (CNC) Région Ile-de-France, PProcirep Angoa, World Cinema Fund, Africa Robert Bosch Stiftung
Supported by
Deutsche Welle Akademie, German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development
, Robert Bosch Foundation, Bertha Foundation
International Sales and Distribution
STEPS (South Africa)



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