10.13.2017 / Talk Moderated by Nilgun Bayraktar – The European Refugee Crisis


Friday, October 13, 2017, 6:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Alamo Drafthouse Cinema at New Mission 2550 Mission St., San Francisco

2017 Litquake Festival

Co-presented by Center for the Art of Translation, Goethe-Institut San Francisco, and Unnamed Press

Inspired by a short cellphone video of a raft of refugees, shot by a tourist from the deck of a cruise ship, Merle Kröger and Philip Scheffner created both a feature film and a novel, Havarie (Collision). Scheffner’s film loops the original clip into a haunting 90-minute “slow cinema” hallucination and meditation on the nature of refugees, while Kröger’s book unspools a crime story from the same collection of characters. Kröger reads from her book, followed by a screening of Havarie, and then an onstage discussion with both Kröger and Scheffner. Moderated by CCA film professor Nilgun Bayraktar.