• Directed by Barbara Tolevska
  • Serbia-Montenegro, 2004
  • Workshops in the Balkan region - Belgrade
  • Migrations, Identities
  • Shooting place : Belgrade
  • Duration : 19 min
  • Audio : Serbian
  • Subtitles : English, French


EU embassies in other countries often become places of hope. Before attempting other means, such as crossing the green border, people will try taking the legal route by applying for a visa at a consular section. This is easier said than done. Embassies are often reminiscent of a fortress in a state of siege. They are the first test of strength for applicants, as well as a test of their human dignity, and are just plain intimidating. In this film the director shows us a night filled with hope outside the German Embassy in Belgrade. People queue up for visas, queue up for what they hope will be a better life.

  • Direction : Barbara Tolevska
  • Image : Barbara Tolevska
  • Sound : Marija Asanovic
  • Edition : Aleksandar Stojanov

Rewards, festivals and diffusions

DokumentART Festival

  • Place : Neubrandeburg (Germany)
  • Date : 2004

Alternative Film/Vidéo Festival

  • Place : Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Date : 2004

Festival de court-métrage et documentaires

  • Place : Belgrade (Serbia)
  • Date : 2004

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In the 2000s, workshops are organized in Belgrade, for the filmmakers from the region. The workshop re-starts in 2021, and the Varan Balkan association is created in 2023 by former trainees.

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