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Women* Café at Welcome Festival, Berlin

2:02, video, color, 2017

The camera and I are outsiders inside the women* café, a temporary safe space for refugee and migrant women. We look out onto the open expanse of Tempelhof, a former Nazi airport turned beloved public park, home to Germany’s largest refugee camp. We do not understand German, or French, or Farsi, or Arabic. The boundaries of the café are clear—those outside look in, those inside remain hidden. The camera and I are intruders. The insiders and the outsiders learn the legal borders that keep those inside, out.

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