Gastarbajteri nazaj doma - Migrant workers back homeby Nino Leitner   9 years ago


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The documentary film “Gastarbajteri nazaj doma” (Migrant workers back home) is a poetic portrait of three former migrant workers who left Yugoslavia in the seventies to try their luck
in Germany. The economic boom of post-war Europe produced an increased demand of labour. Hence so called ‘Gastarbeiter’ (guest workers), mostly from Yugoslavia and Turkey, were invited to work in the car industry and custodial services. Whereas Germany became a new home for some of them, the protagonists of the film decided to return to their home
country. However, being back home they had to realise that a lot of things had changed: not only people have changed, but also the political system – a new state was born. During insightful interviews, Malika, Jože and Marija speak about their experiences of leaving their families, living in a foreign country and returning home.

A film by Stefan Kreuzer, Nino Leitner and Natasa Siencnik
Produced by luksuz produkcija / Krsko, Slovenia (Youth in Action Workshop 2007)

Stefan Kreuzer, Nino Leitner, Natasa Siencnik