44 min


Messages from Paradise #1 Egypt: Austria - About the Permanent Longing for Elsewhere

Directing: Samuli SchielkeDaniela Swarowsky


In a village in Egypt, young men dream of migrating to Europe where they hope to realise all the good things they lack at home: money, freedom, new horizons. In Vienna, Egyptian migrants long back home. Their stories of migration reveal that the realities of living in Europe are more complex and nuanced than they themselves might have dreamt of. Paradise seems to be always elsewhere. And perhaps happiness lies not in making old dreams come true, but in finding new ones.
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