Respite (Trailer/2018)


Two thousand refugees live in Makassar under the care of the United Nations Human Rights Commission as they wait indefinitely for resettlement. They cannot study or work. As months turn into years and boredom takes its toll, they must fight their greatest enemy: hopelessness. The documentary follows two young Afghans: Mostafa, the soccer-loving teenager, and Yama, a charismatic man who looks as though life in transit has stolen his youth. The two befriend locals as they catch a glimmer of a life that could be. But that life becomes even more uncertain when officials enforce further restrictions on their movements.

Source: Goethe Institut Indonesien, premiere on July, 17, 2018