Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Film Screening on 5th November

Come and share your thoughts: We will watch "Stranger in Paradise" and discuss European Migration Policies after the movie.

by Guido Hendrix (2016)
Language: NL, EN subtitles
A debate will follow the movie

Monday, November the 5th, 19:00
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam – Room HG-02A24”

What happens when refugees’ dreams clashes with the reality of EU’s rules?
Are refugees’ expectations compatible with European rules?

We have chosen this documentary to stimulate reflections outside of the classical law’s topics about migration and refugees. The movie gives a clear explanation of the different and often clashing viewpoints on migration. Guido Hendrix succeeds to present the intricacy of the European migration regime in a very non-scholar way, easily accessible to anyone.

This movie has been widely awarded and acclaimed. It has been nominated 11 times to different film festivals and won 11 awards.


In a classroom newly arrived refugees learn a lesson about (multifarious) Europe. Operating at the intersection of fiction and documentary, Stranger in Paradise reflects on the power relations between Europeans and refugees in a candid fashion.


International Migration Student Organisation. = I’M SO

We are a group of several students willing to inform and raise awareness on migration-related phenomena happening on the ground and to foster discussion around them. Our aim is to establish a structure offering the possibilities for students, former students and anyone interested to realize, advertise, construct or have support in their projects related to migration and human rights.
For further information: About us