HD Video / 16’51" / Turkey / Greece / 2018

"Travelogue: Festung Europa" is the diary of a crossing between Izmir in Turkey and Kos Island in Greece, one of the busiest transit routes set up by human traffickers in 2015 to allow migrants from the Middle East into Europe.


While the narrative of forced mass migration unfolds ominously on media outlets in September that year, this reversed journey from Berlin to Kos, filmed at the edges of a humanitarian crisis, tries to leap beyond the politics of mass displacement and captures fragments of human resilience.