Montag, 11. Mrz 2019, 18:00 - 20:00 iCal

The Invisible deaths.

Madina Hosseini case and the Balkan route today.

Screening "The Game" and debate.

Fremde werden Freunde, Freunde Salon
Garnisongasse 11, 1090 Wien


“The Game”, a full length documentary (29min), was shot between summer 2017 and January 2018. The story brings up the problem of invisible deaths and forgotten EU external border zones in Serbia, Croatia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina, where according to official statistics more than 16 000 migrants (in Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina) live in inhumane conditions and keep on trying their luck in crossing from the EU countries, using services of local and international criminal networks. The team managed to collect rare reports about 8 year old Madina Husseini’s death, which unlike many others has been well-documented trough family testimony, as well as the court and police reports. As the so called ‘migrant crisis’ continues for the fourth year in a row, despite many media reports about the deaths en route, nobody can precisely say what the death rate is or to propose a more suitable solution. On the other hand the violence against migrants is on the rise, while criminal networks are organized better than ever in delivering efficient smuggling services, while migrants keep on trying to reach their points of destinations somewhere in the EU countries. To them, the fight to get across every border into the EU is called “The Game”.


Panel: The Invisible deaths. Madina Hosseini case and the Balkan route today, with:


Fatjona Mejdini (Journalist and a Field Coordinator for the Balkans in Global Initiative against Transnational Organized Crime)

Haki Abazi (UN Chief of Party)

Natalia Zaba (Journalist, Movie director)


Osteuropastudien, Institut für Politikwissenschaft


Claudia Strate
Universität Wien