This video project began with many preparations and practises that took place both in Brandenburg Germany and in Ibadan, Nigeria.
Some of the photos shown bellow show stages of preparation, trips and shootings. The production of this video took place in three different locations:
The director of Vocational studies at the Polytechnic showed members of Cagintua e.v. to the water production plant at the Polytechnic.
They were also showed to the rooms where young people are being trained in computer, tailoring and cosmetology.
The discussion that took place during the meeting with the director showed that many young people are taking part in the training.
What message is this video trying to convey?
The producers of this video are out to explain to the public what a refugee named Soba faced as an illegal migrant that arrived Brandenburg Germany without legal documents to prove that he is really a refugee.
Who is a refugee?
The social worker tried to explain to Soba who is really considered to be a refugee.
Soba tried to argue that as long as he was able to cross the river, the seas and the ocean he considered himself to be a refugee. He did not understand why he should face deportation.
The social worker tried to point out to Soba that economic migrants who flee poverty are not recognised as refugee and their asylum application are likely to face rejections.
While many deported rejected asylum seekers try as much as possible to hide the facts surrounding their deportation from friends. The floor of a salon in Ibadan is where some hairdressers and their customers spill the beans out.
They know that Jolly and Robber were deported but both of them tried to hide it away from friends.
One of the hairdressers has a video that shows why Soba faced deportation from the refugee camp in the city of Bad Belzig.
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The aim of this project is
What the producers are doing is to share with you their experiences and those shared with us by our friends. With the hope that they would be able to assist you to make the right decision about your plan to travel or to remain at home.
If it takes most refugees about 15 years or more to remain in refugee camps before they could have the opportunity to work and earn living how wise would it be to arrive with your valid documents if you do not want to face deportation and depression that accompanying the threat of deportation for those that arrive without valid documents.
The dialogue in this video contains information that tries to explain what young people should know about qualifying as a refugee and why some asylum seekers fail to get refugees status.
For details about who is qualified to apply as refugee in Germany or in Europe, try to contact the authorities of the concerned countries.
If you would like to read more about applying for jobs in Germany while you are still in your country please follow this link.
If you are interested in more information about migration in Germany please follow this link.
This project was carried out by Cagintua e.v. in cooperation with RuWoSh Foundation (Ibadan Nigeria).
Many thanks to the actors and the crews who participated in the production of this video.
Many thanks to our supporters, many thanks to the staff of the vocational training institute and the Polytechnic Ibadan for their cooperation.
Supported by „Auswärtiges Amt“ Berlin Germany.
SAMIDIA- Safe Migration Dialogue
Picture above shows some of the members of "Rural women Stronghold Helpers Foundations.
Picture to the left show the scene during when Soba, rejected asylum Seker who could not read the deportation letter sent to him approached the social worker to help him with translation.