Directed by : Fernand Melgar

Genre : Documentary

Duration : 52′

Year : 2013

Original version : French

Subtitles : English, German, Italian, Spanish

The world is like that

THE WORLD IS LIKE THAT explores the destiny of five of the protagonists in the film Special Flight after being deported from Switzerland. Being paperless migrants, they were uprooted from their host country and torn away from their children. Back in Senegal, Kosovo, Gambia and Cameroon, they found themselves totally destitute, excluded from their families and sometimes even tortured. This film is an intimate portrait of these broken men bearing witness to the brutality of the migration policy in Switzerland and in Europe.


Image and directed by : Fernand Melgar

Sound : Elise Shubs

Editing : Janine Waeber

Editing collaboration : Claude Muret, Janka Rahm

Sound editing and Sound mix : Jérôme Cuendet

Color grading : Robin Erard

Illustration : Bénédicte Sambo

Production : Climage, Elise Shubs

Coproduction : RTS, Irène Challand, Gaspard Lamunière, Miruna Coca-Cozma | ARTE G.E.I.E, Annie Bataillard, Christian Cools

Financial support : Fondation romande pour le cinéma, Succès cinéma

© 2013 Climage – Fernand Melgar

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