In Berlin’s immigration waiting rooms and within the rows of wooden seats nailed to the ground await the people who are arriving from the seas. Here they wait. This short film questions the meaning of life within a system where humanity is reduced to a number and the value of one’s future is measured by applications within grey hallways. How do the origins of our being diverge from the future of how we are defined? What have we become from our point of origin until today’s chaos of bureaucratic mazes? It’s a long way from Amphioxus, we all came from there.
Director: Kamal Aljafari
Producers: Kamal Aljafari, Sheyma Buali
Language: German with English subtitles
Duration: 15 min