'Your route will be recalculated …'
'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.'
Emma Lazarus – inscription on the Statue of Liberty
By land, by sea and by air – in 2016, the dresdner schmalfilmtage cut the wheels off of the wagon and search for collective and migrational movements of the 20th and 21st century.
What succeeds the wakening call GO WEST, 240 years after the Declaration of Independence, which was followed by millions and millions of Europeans? What succeeds war, Arabellion and Fortress Europe?
The festival starts searching for traces in Paris, Athens, Hamburg. It highlights war situations, architecture, new and old utopias of space and fuses the haptic images with the idea of liberté, égalité, fraternité.