Macanudo Films

Refugees Welcome
from Berlin to Aleppo


Through a trip along the route of the Syrian migrants towards Berlin - in the opposite direction - the protagonists of this road movie, a German and an Argentine, will try to understand why the phrase said by Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel, through the Which unleashed the largest movement of immigrants to Europe throughout its history.

The film

The film unfolds as a documentary road movie, in which the main characters are going to discover before their eyes - and before the camera - the painful route of refugees, mainly Syrians, who seek to reach Germany.
The use of subjective cameras will allow viewers to see what the drivers of the trailer will see during their journey of more than 4000 km. The narrator-travelers' talks will allow us to get to know and understand the dramatic and massive movement of people from the Middle East to Germany and other northern European countries, which erupted during the last boreal summer but continuing in 2016 as well.
We will not seek to give answers or guide the viewer in their emotions and thoughts. We will seek to generate fissures in the discourse of the European mainstream media, which had a sequence of consensus building - in Germany, mainly - own of a film of fiction, scripted.
Remember the stern Mama Merkel in her fluffy green tailored suit on a talk show in prime time. The scene has occurred in what was expected to be just one more encounter of the series of dialogues with citizens organized by the German Government. But something unexpected has happened: A young Palestinian woman has explained to Merkel a perfect German who just wants to fulfill her dream of continuing to study and live like any of her classmates. Reem, as the girl is called, has to leave Germany because her father is out of work.
But the Chancellor has not relaxed her gesture to the dramatic situation and has replied: "You are a very nice girl, but you know that in Lebanon there are thousands and thousands of Palestinian refugees, and if we tell everyone that they can come .. And also the Africans ... We can not do that. Some of them are going to have to go back to their country. " «I want to caress you»
Then the girl has begun to cry. Merkel has approached and told her not to worry, she has spoken very well. The moderator explains to the chancellor that he does not cry about it, but because he faces a very complicated situation. "I know it's a very complicated situation," she replies visibly angry. "But in spite of everything I want to caress you," he adds.
Since then, the hashtag #merkelstreichelt (Merkel caresses) is a trending topic on Twitter.
This was in July 2015, at the beginning of summer.
On 21 August 2015, the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, the body that coordinates the registration of refugees who arrive in the country to apply for asylum, approved an internal decree by which it will no longer refer asylum seekers to the countries By those who entered the European Union. The measure also rendered ineffective all the expulsion procedures being processed by the agency and which mainly affect the refugees who arrived in Germany from Greece and Italy.
The measure adopted by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees only affects immigrants from Syria and not from other countries seeking asylum. Under the Dublin Protocol, the first country to which refugees arrive upon accession to the European Union is the asylum-seeker and also allows a country to return an asylum-seeker to the first EU Member State where entry. The protocol is signed by all other member states, Norway, Iceland, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein.

¿Why is the exception only for the Syrians?

Then came the speech of the chancellor in which he pronounced the phrase that traveled the world: "Flüchlinge Willkommen" (refugees bievenidos), after which the flow of refugees and migrants for economic reasons increased significantly.
Germany unilaterally encouraged the entry of almost 1.5 million undocumented people, in a disorderly way (for the ordained noreuropa) to Schengen. Hungary objected, Denmark soon closed its border, Spain was pressured to receive refugees and Rajoy pathetically argued the number as if it were pieces of acorn ham to be sold in the market. Again Germany kicked the European board.


Then, on December 31, 2015, about a thousand people, most of them apparently refugees, began abusing and assaulting women at the Kölner Hauptbahnhof. The news Travelled all round the world.

Elements to consider


In 2013 Germany set the minimum wage for workers at € 8.50 / hour, which began to be paid in 2015.


The so-called "German fault", even though it is practically nil among the youngest, exists in the colloquial language of the population of that country. Accepting 1.2 million Syrian refugees; Would he wash the guilt?


The first minority in Germany is the population of Turkish origin, of Muslim confession and historically working class. Much of the refugees of Syrian origin, the majority also of Muslim confession are of professional class. It is being perceived that Turks and Syrians do not see themselves as peers. Could it be a form of scenario planning (Theory of the Games) to divide the Muslim world in Germany by class division (Marxist Theory)?


The CDU (Christlich Demokratische Union Deutschlands, Conservatives) assumed a position of the SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands, socialdemocracy) and die Linke (ex-communists), and these parties were largely phagocytosed by their left. In contrast, a new extreme right-wing force is growing very rapidly, AfD (Alternative für Deutschland).


The Brexit is partly a consequence of Germany's unilateral decision to open borders for refugees in 2015. Germany remains the only major industrial power in the European Union.


Can the Flüchtlinge Willkommen be considered as Germany again kicking the European stage, now in the 21st century?

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