Finnish refugee documentary wins at Tampere

A new documentary directed by Hamy Ramezan and comedian Ali Jahangiri has received the main prize at the Tampere Film Festival.

The documentary, titled Refugee Unknown, is a rare look at the Europe-wide asylum seeker migration from the point of view of the refugees themselves. Ramezan and Jahangiri traveled with the refugees for three weeks during the shooting of the documentary. Their trip took them from the Greek island of Lesbos to the European continent, and on to Macedonia, Serbia and the border of Austria and Germany, where the so-called “Balkan route” ends.

The documentary will be shown on Finnish television on the 21st of March.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.