Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz (Germany) – LICHTENBERG PUTZT (Lichtenberg Cleans Up), 2016, 4:34
The documentary observes a day at the initial reception for refugees AWO Refugium Lichtenberg. Residents, social workers and staff clean up the premises of the hostel in a joint action. The hostel is situated in a prefabricated panel building in GDR-style in an industrial area of Berlin. The action is completed by a grill party.
Anna Faroqhi & Haim Peretz
are a Berlin-based artist duo. Faroqhi is a filmmaker and author of short stories and graphic novels, Peretz is a filmmaker, art frame maker and technician. Together they create films, do workshops in Berlin schools, institutions and a refugee home, they design and curate exhibitions and teach film at Hochschule für Musik „Hanns Eisler“ Berlin.
Mohammad Stas is a young video editor from Damaskus, Syria who currently lives at AWO Refugium Lichtenberg Berlin. He took part in a film workshop by Faroqhi and Peretz and became a friend and collaborator of the team. Together, the trio plans an video installation documenting refugee stories.