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Auf der Flucht für eine bessere Zukunft / FLEEING FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Futurium | Gerald Knaus, Els van Driel, Luisa Seeling

Shadow Game: A documentary film with a discussion afterwards

The documentary ‘Shadow Game’ by Eefje Blankevoort and Els Van Driel shows the twilight world of teenage refugees. A modern odyssey through the dark sides of Europe. In search of safety, and in the hope of finding a better future, the refugees portrayed here endure months of hardship and danger. They themselves have taken to using gaming terminology, describing each border crossing as reaching the “next level”. It’s a dangerous game, because far too often it’s a matter of life and death.

In the discussion that follows the film’s screening, we’ll be asking the filmmakers about their motivations and intentions and talking to them about the shooting conditions and the protagonists. We want to find out, from a scientific point of view, why people flee and in what way flight can be considered a form of an individual’s active shaping of the future.

The event will be divided into two parts. The documentary will be screened first; the discussion will take place afterwards.

Greeting: 19:00 to 19:05
Film screening: 19:05 to 20:35
Panel discussion: 20:35 to 21:30


Documentary , Title: Shadow Game , Genre: Dokumentarfilm , Filmmaker: Eefje Blankevoort & Els Van Driel , Origin: The Netherlands , Year : 2021 , Length: 90 min , Language: OmdU , Subtitles: English , Age rating: 14

Award for Best Documentary at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva (FIFDH)



This is an in-person event. If you would like to attend, please book your spot here. Admission is free.

Futurium is a wheelchair-accessible venue. An induction loop system is available. We’ll keep seats free for those of you who wish to sit close to the stage because of your visual impairment. Spaces without seats will be available for wheelchair users.

The future is there for everyone! Futurium wants to be accessible to everyone. If you have any other access-related needs, please feel free to let us know. We’ll try to fulfil them:

Photos will be taken during the event. If you don’t wish to be pictured, please let us know in advance.

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Gerald Knaus

Europäische Stabilitätsinitiative (ESI)


Els van Driel

Shadow Game


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