Report ion the situation of asylum seekers in Republic of Slovenia,
January 2008-august 2009
Nika Autor&Maja Cimerman
36' / 2010

The film is trying to expose the life and the struggles of asylum seekers in Slovenia. People who seek for asylum are increasingly being made the object of systematic physical and psychological violence. The Asylum Center has become an instrument for averting asylum seekers’ and dismantling the right to asylum rather than being an instrument of their protection. The film exposes the structure of the legal asylum regulation, its transformation, the dissapearance of the right to asylum, the criminalization of asylum seekers, the systematic physical and psychological violence done to asylum seekers, the emergence of a European apartheid system, and the system of production of the “sans papieres”. At the same time, the film stresses the self-organization of the asylum seekers themselves, and highlightens the meaning of social centres and open autonomous spaces that self-organized asylum seekers and their supporters are using in their everyday organizing.