The film chronicles the struggles of asylum seekers, in the state of Brandenburg, whose applications are still being processed in accordance with the Asylverfahrensgesetz §56 – the so-called Residenzpflicht (Residency Obligation).


Since 1982 asylum seekers submitted to Residenzpflicht may not leave the district in which the Ausländerbehörde at which they are registered, is located. As the legal proceedings determining asylum cases can take a very long time, the regulation can lead in extreme cases to a refugee being subject to this law for up to ten years.

A movie by Denise Garcia Bergt

July 30 at THE HOUSE OF THE 28 DOORS – 8 pm

Airfield Tempelhof, Oderstraße, Berlin-Neukölln

Thomas Büsch

Filmmaker, Founding Member and Secretary General of diyalog, promotion of cultural exchange with Turkey. Since 2012 he is also project manager of InEnArt.

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