Berlin's historic defunct Tempelhof Airport remains a place of arrivals and departures. Today its massive hangars are used as Germany's largest emergency shelter for asylum seekers, like 18-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim. As Ibrahim adjusts to his transitory daily life of social services interviews, German lessons, and medical exams, he tries to cope with homesickness and the anxiety of whether or not he will gain residency or be deported.
From acclaimed Berlin-based Brazilian film director and visual artist Karim Aïnouz, CENTRAL AIRPORT THF had its world premiere at the Berlinale where it was awarded the Amnesty International Film Award.
“A rare observational documentary that recognizes the beauty of spatial forms without forgetting the individuals who inhabit those voids.” –Variety
DIRECTED BY KARIM AÏNOUZ
GERMANY, FRANCE, BRAZIL | 2018 | ARABIC, GERMAN, ENGLISH & RUSSIAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES