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Broadcasting date: 6-12-2004
Title : DEATH TO FOREIGNERS
Subject : RACISM

Reportage Without Frontiers continues the dialog on racism and xenophobia it started with the projection of the "Dirty Greeks" documentary, after the diverse reactions it provoked. Is the problem with Albanian immigrants the fact that they illegally entered the country, as some have supported? Or is every foreigner, regardless if he is an illegal immigrant or a well-known businessman, a possible victim of prejudice and racist hate?

 

The "Death to Foreigners" documentary presents the story of Tasos Dalakouras, the owner of a Greek restaurant in  Heningsdorf, east Germany. A group of young right-wingers, screaming racist slogans gathered outside his restaurant one night in the late 90's. When they broke his restaurant's display case, the Greek owner stepped outside to ask for an explanation. The documentary presents, minute by minute, the events that took place on that fateful night, that ended with the serious injury of Dalakouras and the fictional arrest of the culprit.

 

The culprit is given a light penalty that reflects the discrimination towards foreigners, as well as the tolerance of the east-German society towards Neonazi's.

 

The former leader of the Neonazi's, Ingo Hasselbach, talks about the activities of the party he founded, aiming at the expulsion of foreigners from Germany and the Neonazi impact groups.

 

The documentary was filmed in Berlin and Heningsdorf in Germany, and in Palio Keramidi in Pieria, Greece.

 

 

 

 

 

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