Movie

For the first time in Europe, a film crew gained authorisations to enter a detention centre for illegal migrants. Behind the closed prison doors, tension builds day by day awaiting for their deportation. More...

Webdoc

A unique look
One year after their expulsion by special rendition flight, follow the individuals from the film who have returned to their country of origin. An emotional journey will take you to Senegal, Gambia, Kosovo, and Cameroon in the form of a web documentary. More...

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"The world is like that", 48èmes Journées de Soleure

What has become of the deported? THE WORLD IS LIKE THAT explores the destiny of five of the protagonists in the film "Special flight" after being deported from Switzerland. 48èmes Journées de Soleure, Friday 25.01 at 12pm and Monday 28.01 at 2pm.


 
 

DVD of "Vol spécial"

"VOL SPECIAL" as a bonus DVD with the latest film of Fernand Melgar "THE WORLD IS LIKE THAT" which tells the story of five protagonists of "Special Flight" after their expulsion to their country of origin.
Available in all supermarkets or online at: www.artfilm.ch
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Coercive measures

Swiss law allows imprisonment for up to 18 months of all foreigners who are in an irregular situation in anticipation for expulsion. More than 150'000 undocumented immigrants who live in Switzerland are threatened. More...


 
 

Inhuman practice

Switzerland is the only European country who chained up migrants in such a severe manner during a forced expulsion of an undocumented migrant. Special rendition flights have already cost 3 people there lives. More...


 
 

Swiss film of the year 2012

Special flight has won the Quartz and the Prix de Soleure which are the highest honors in Swiss cinema. They have been added to by a dozen international prizes and awards which confirm the interest in the detention and forced expulsion of migrants. More...


 
 

Getting involved

Special Flight has provoked in Switzerland and abroad an unprecedented debate and a wave of indignation for the fate of undocumented migrants. Many have asked how to respond. More...


 
 

Screenings for students

Despite the campaign of censorship organized by the Swiss Peoples Party SVP, more than 10'000 students have been able to see the film and participate in debates. In collaboration with e-media.ch, an educational supplement which is very complete has been established. More...


 
 
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