Refugee Eleven

an 11-part Web-Series

Winner of the European CIVIS Price, 2018.

REFUGEE ELEVEN is a project commissioned by Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education. At the core of the project is a web series of 11 short films. 11 players from an amateur refugee soccer team meet with 11 professional soccer players who themselves were refugees once. Each video is a conversation between the two players whose stories allow viewers to relate in a more sensitive manner to subjects like persecution, asylum and integration.

The players talk about the subjects that have shaped their lives – among them the causes of their flight, the experience in itself and its consequences. Vedad Ibisevic – Captain of Hertha BSC, Schalke-Legend Gerald Asamoah and Former National Player for the German Women’s Team, Fatmire „Lira“ Alushi, are – among others – part of the series.

REFUGEE ELEVEN was created to prompt conversations about refugees among young adults between the ages of 14 and 24. The videos encourage viewers to bring up difficult subjects and spark debate. The German Federal Agency for Civic Education provides additional educational material for scholarly and extra-curricular activities, offering basic and in-depth information on the subject.

You can read more about the project at: www.refugee11.de

Watch online here with German, English, French or Arabic subtitles:      
The REFUGEE ELEVEN textbook was conceived for scholar and extra-scholar activities. It is therefore accessible through a wide range of complimentary media platforms. Each chapter is based on one corresponding video that will allow to stimulate the debate and transfer knowledge on subjects that revolve around refugees such as reasons for escaping, and the difficulties and consequences that come with it. Students will be enabled to understand the circumstances and perspectives of refugees, to question existing prejudices, to analyze a wide range of information on the subject and to reflect and develop a personal opinion on the matter, allowing them to participate constructively in the public debate. DVD, Subtitles: German, German SDH, English, French, Arabic, Audio description, sign language. You can download the textbook (in German) here.

Refugee Eleven is produced by DOCDAYS Productions for Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Films
Director: Antje Boehmert
Writer: Mareike Müller
Camera: Knut Schmitz (bvk)
Additional Camera: Sven Klöpper
Editor: Marcel Riedel
Music: Tim Stanzel
Producer on Location: Arndt Fehl
Associate Producer: Carmel Fuhg
Executive Producer: Antje Boehmert

Textbook
Published by: Federal Agency for Civic Education
Editor (bpb): Clemens Stolzenberg
Editors: Mareike Müller, Antje Boehmert
Assistance to Editors: Edyta Golab
Consultant: Saliha Kubilay
Coordination: Carmel Fuhg
Layout: Ann-Kristina Simon

Release Date: 2017

 

Winner of the European CIVIS Price, 2018.

REFUGEE ELEVEN is a project commissioned by Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education. At the core of the project is a web series of 11 short films. 11 players from an amateur refugee soccer team meet with 11 professional soccer players who themselves were refugees once. Each video is a conversation between the two players whose stories allow viewers to relate in a more sensitive manner to subjects like persecution, asylum and integration.

The players talk about the subjects that have shaped their lives – among them the causes of their flight, the experience in itself and its consequences. Vedad Ibisevic – Captain of Hertha BSC, Schalke-Legend Gerald Asamoah and Former National Player for the German Women’s Team, Fatmire „Lira“ Alushi, are – among others – part of the series.

REFUGEE ELEVEN was created to prompt conversations about refugees among young adults between the ages of 14 and 24. The videos encourage viewers to bring up difficult subjects and spark debate. The German Federal Agency for Civic Education provides additional educational material for scholarly and extra-curricular activities, offering basic and in-depth information on the subject.

You can read more about the project at: www.refugee11.de

Refugee Eleven is produced by DOCDAYS Productions for Germany’s Federal Agency for Civic Education.

Films
Director: Antje Boehmert
Writer: Mareike Müller
Camera: Knut Schmitz (bvk)
Additional Camera: Sven Klöpper
Editor: Marcel Riedel
Music: Tim Stanzel
Producer on Location: Arndt Fehl
Associate Producer: Carmel Fuhg
Executive Producer: Antje Boehmert

Textbook
Published by: Federal Agency for Civic Education
Editor (bpb): Clemens Stolzenberg
Editors: Mareike Müller, Antje Boehmert
Assistance to Editors: Edyta Golab
Consultant: Saliha Kubilay
Coordination: Carmel Fuhg
Layout: Ann-Kristina Simon

Release Date: 2017