The horizon is far away (25 minutes. 2015)
A short abstract documentary about a group of rejected asylum seekers who continue to live in the remains of an officially ‘closed’ refugee camp on the Tunisia/Libyan border. “Choucha” camp was established by the UNHCR to temporarily house those that were fleeing from Libya during 2011. In 2013 the camp was officially closed, and those who had been rejected asylum, mostly from sub-Saharan African countries, were advised to return to their countries of origin. Many attempted to cross the Mediterranean sea reach Europe via Lampedusa, and the rest stayed living in the desert waiting for a solution. This is a film about being stateless and in-between, about how fantasy and dreams keep you alive.
The film was produced during an artist in residence project at Twiza Cultural Centre, Tunis.