Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is one of the world’s largest refugee camps hosting Somali refugees facing protracted displacement. Many study or work, and have aspirations and hopes for the future just like everyone else; however, they spend decades inside the camp, dreaming to be resettled. Warehoused sheds light on the history, and the seemingly insurmountable challenges facing refugees across the globe through an intimate glimpse into daily life at the camp, through the eyes of refugees themselves, aid workers, scholars, and those who have migrated to Africa.
A group of refugee youths from war torn Somalia find themselves in Borlänge – a small village in Sweden. Though facing many challenges in integrating into the community, one day, a local entrepreneur proposes the creation of a first ever Somali ‘bandy’ team –a traditional winter sport played on ice – to build a bridge with the local community. During the course of the training for the World Championship, the youths slowly started to share their horrid experiences, and the sense of utter isolation in a land that was so foreign to them. Will bandy be able to become a bridge between the communities, and provide the youths with hope for the future?
Khaled, a young Syrian refugee, sought asylum in Finland but was turned down by the courts and is ordered to return to the ruins of Aleppo. Determined to stay in the country, he escapes from detention and disappears into the streets of Helsinki where he faces violence and discrimination. One day, he meets an owner of a restaurant, Wikström, and is given a job at his restaurant. For a moment, life shows us its sunnier side, but all too soon fate intervenes… A second production brought to you by Director Kaurismäki of a uniquely humorous and heart-warming tale in the refugee crisis.
The Hartmann family lived in an affluent neighborhood of Munich. One day, mother Angelika, a retired teacher, decides to welcome a Nigerian asylum seeker Diallo into their home despite her husband’s opposition. Diallo gets along well with the family, however, they are all put to the test when faced with the realities presented by of xenophobia and suspicion of terror. “Welcome to Germany” sheds light on the rapport of refugees and the host communities are trying to build, and the human stories of refugees residing in Germany – a nation, that has been welcoming refugees from around the world.
After making the perilous journey to Hungary as a refugee from his home country in Africa, Wilson works as a security guard in a shopping center, all the while studying for the exam for acquiring Hungarian citizenship. Though he finds love with his tutor Mari who devotedly supported him through this time, one day, he is found sheltering another woman in his house. Despaired and heartbroken, he receives the result of his exam and is faced with a tough decision in the quest of becoming a model citizen.