25 April 2019
Prague – ESI at film screening and roundtable on the Balkan route today
THE GAME Official trailer. Video: Natalia Zaba

The Department of International Relations and European Studies (MVES) at Metropolitan University Prague together with NGO Člověk v tísni and the European Stability Initiative cordially invite you to a documentary screening and a follow-up debate on migration and human trafficking in the Western Balkans.

WHEN: 25 April 2019, 16:00

WHERE: MUP Prague-Žižkov building, Prokopova 100/16, Room 101

GUESTS:

  • Natalia Zaba – journalist, film director
  • Tomáš Zdechovský – EP member
  • Kristof Bender – European Stability Initiative, Vienna
  • Marie Hermanová – Člověk v tísni
  • Michal Vít – Metropolitan University Prague

"The Game", a full length documentary movie, was shot between summer 2017 and January 2018. The story brings up the problem of invisible deaths and forgotten EU external border zones in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina where according to official statistics more than 16,000 people (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) live in inhumane conditions and keep on trying their luck in crossing into EU countries, using services of local and international criminal networks. The team managed to collect rare reports about 8 years old Madina's Husseini death, which unlike many others has been well-documented trough family testimony, as well as the court and police reports. Despite many media reports about the deaths en route, nobody can precisely say what the death rate is. Violence against migrants is on the rise, while criminal networks are organized better than ever in delivering efficient smuggling services, while the migrants keep on trying to reach their points of destinations somewhere in the EU. To them, the fight to get across every border into the EU is called "The Game".

Further details and contact: michal.vit@mup.cz

Grave stone of 8 year old Madina Husseini. Photo: "The Game" screenshot
Grave stone of 8 year old Madina Husseini. Photo: "The Game" screenshot
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