The Remains - After the Odyssey

(The Remains - Nach der Odyssee)

Thousands of migrants have drowned in the sea on their way to Europe. This documentary follows the efforts to identify the anonymous remains and the survivors' struggle to obtain the bodies of their loved ones for a proper burial.

Each shipwrecked boat carrying refugees in the Mediterranean brings with it hundreds of nameless bodies. The Greek authorities vainly try to establish their identities, but don't have nearly enough manpower. In some cases, the relatives of the victims will help identify the bodies, but most of the remains end up in anonymous graves. Farzat is one of those seeking his family. The bodies of his loved ones remain sunk at the bottom of the sea. Fighting European bureaucracy and indifference, Farzat hopes to retrieve the wreck to give his loved ones a dignified funeral. A modern variation on Sophocles' Antigone, the impossibility of giving loved ones a proper burial is a little discussed aspect of migration.

Czech premiere

About the film

Director: Nathalie Borgers
Austria
2019 | 89 min.

Language: Arabic, Farsi, German, Greek, Kurdish

Subtitles: English

Director

Nathalie Borgers

Festival guest on days
Mar 13 - Mar 15, 2020

Filmography
2019 - The Remains - After the odyssey
2015 - Fang den Haider
2011 - Bons baisers de la Colonie

Nathalie Borgers

Screenings

13. 03. 15:00 Evald
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14. 03. 17:30 Atlas - Large Hall
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