THE FORTRESS by Fernand Melgar (100′)
Men, women and children from Romania, Togo, Georgia, Kosovo and Colombia arrive each week on Switzerland’s doorstep. They are running from war, dictatorship, persecution, climate change and economic problems. After life threatening struggles to reach Switzerland they are guided to one of the five processing centres of which Vallorbe is one. In this austere environment they are held in conditions that closely resemble detention while they wait idly for the Swiss authorities to decide what will become of them.
In partnership with the Consulate General of Switzerland