A look at the rise of the far-right wing party Alternative for Germany (Alternative fr Deutschland) and what it means for democracy. The piece shares this insight on political upheavals – “They begin slowly, and then one morning you wake up and find yourself in another country”.
A look at the work of Germany’s Bamf, the agency with the thorny task of deciding which refugees receive permission to remain in their country. They have many techniques at their disposal, some that can establish identity with little doubt, many more that can only offer “Hinweis” – a clue as to the truth of the story they’re being told.
A story set in a rural village in Germany over the course of a year as a camp for refugees is built on the outskirts of the village, local concern and optimism ebbs and flows, refugees arrive and then subsequently leave. Measured in pace and tone, observing all the complexities that arose from a complex situation.