Erasmus Tiger College: Une saison en France
Best of both worlds: One of the best movies of this festival, preluded by a lecture by one of the best scholars of Erasmus University. Researcher Jiska Engelbert gives an introduction lecture on the film Une Saison En France (A Season In France): a melancholy portrait of refugees from Bangui trying to find a better life in France. Widower Abbas and his children seem to be doing well in French society. He has a job, a girlfriend and always fulfills his agreements with the authorities. Nevertheless, this second-class citizen is deported from France.
Dr. Jiska Engelbert is a media and communication researcher. Her current research (together with Isabel Awad) focuses on how the developments in national (immigration) politics have impact on the discourse of cultural diversity.
Tiger College is a coproduction of Studium Generale Erasmus University Rotterdam and International Film Festival Rotterdam.