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Farnaz Bonyadgozar – Germany, 2014 – 2 min – Stop Motion


The game ‘ludo’ is a metaphor for Europe, the small pieces in different colors represent different citizens of the European Countries, and the Lego bricks symbolize the frontiers. The whole narrative portrays three phases of time: past, present, and future. As the frontiers within the Europe fell loose, and the walls came down, the interaction between the European Union members has become easier. Meanwhile, it has become tremendously difficult for non-Europeans to cross the borders, and enter the Europe for the purposes of education, working, etc. The narrative in the end envisions a utopian Europe in which radical democracy is practiced, all borders fall down, and interaction between Europe and all people across the world will be easy and possible. Is Europe a game we play?


Das Brettspiel “Mensch ärgere dich nicht” ist eine Metapher für Europa. Die kleinen bunten Spielfiguren repräsentieren die verschiedenen Bürger der einzelnen Mitgliedsstaaten, die Legosteine symbolisieren die Grenzen in und um Europa herum. Der Film zeigt die Vergangenheit, die Gegenwart und die Zukunft. Wenn die inneren Grenzen fallen, können die Menschen in der Europäischen Union miteinander leichter interagieren. Heutzutage jedoch ist es für die Nicht-Europäer enorm schwierig, die Grenzen zu passieren und in Europa zu lernen, zu arbeiten usw.  Der Film zeigt am Ende eine utopische Vision von Europa, in der eine radikale Demokratie herrscht, die Grenzen fallen und die Interaktion zwischen Europa und allen Menschen der Welt möglich ist. Ist Europa also ein Spiel?


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