The European Network Against Racism (ENAR aisbl) stands against racism and discrimination and advocates for equality and solidarity for all in Europe. ENAR connects local and national antiracist NGOs throughout Europe and voices the concerns of ethnic and religious minorities in European and national policy debates.
Subjective Values Foundation hopes that bringing the issue of discrimination in the central European context and creating a film about it will help find solutions towards systemic and endemic discrimination in Hungary and in central-eastern Europe in general.
The third-country nationals (African, Asians, and others) who were not Ukrainians fleeing Ukraine were subjected to discrimination, violence, and segregation as they entered Europe through Poland & Hungary. European Union and neighboring states did not create a clear and uniform policy to deal with such people and inadvertently segregation was created which was reflected in the people and state.
The short documentary (~30 mins) will follow the story of Derick and Agnes. They are from Nigeria and Ghana and arrive in Poland as the war in Ukraine started. The film will use creative cinematic techniques to visualize the story. The stories will intercut between the places they lived (archive), their commute (which they recorded), and other visuals of their environment. The treatment they received in Poland when they arrived there. The film will also add other stories of individuals who have been subjected to similar treatment in Poland or Hungary.
The documentary will include interviews by experts who will comment on the topic of discrimination related to race in the context of refugees and people fleeing war. These will be administrators, journalists, and community leaders in Europe. The documentary will consider their opinions on finding solutions for such scenarios in Poland, Hungary, or in the wider Central European region.
This project is supported by the European Network Against Racism’s Empowerment and Resilience Scheme which is financed by the ENAR Foundation.