Borjana Ventzislavova (UK/Bulgaria)
The repressive migration policy nowadays is an absurdity. It is contrary to the principles invoked by the EU: peace, democracy, solidarity, justice, respect for human rights and freedom of movement. It divides humanity into the rich, who can move freely, and those who have to remain in place.
Migration Standards deals with migrants’ demand for recognition of their history, their role and social equality. The work is implemented through the media of video and photography and shows children and teenagers who are facing a background that is a combination of two different subjects. The text in the work consists from excerpts from the “Democracy Not Integration” and “Ausschluss Basta!” formulations. In the video work the protagonists are reciting the text in the form of slogans.
Credits: Supported by: BMUKK, DER STANDARD (Austria), Film distribution: SIXPACKFILM Vienna