Berlin – ESI at film screening "We are here now" and discussion on private sponsorships of refugees

29 November 2021
Video: Niklas Schenck

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the screening of the film “Wir sind jetzt hier” by Niklas Schenck, followed by a discussion on resettlement organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

Gerald spoke about German and EU policies on migration and integration, as well as the need for more resettlement programmes and outlined ESI’s proposal for a new, humane approach on borders and asylum, warning of the dangers of pushbacks at the EU’s borders.

The other panellists were Luise Amtsberg, (MP Green Party), Edgar Born (coordinator for the NeST resettlement programme at the Protestant church) Ronja von Wurmb-Seibel and Niklas Schenck (film makers), and Ahmed Al Sadoon (protagonist of the film).