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Dresden Refuge

Xuban Intxausti


About the Film

In 2015, Germany was the only European country that enacted an open-door policy towards refugees, who were arriving in droves from countries at war, most of them from Syria. As a result, Germany accepted one million people in a year. This phenomenon has had an especially significant impact in Dresden. The film shows a divided city, whose very tumultuous history affects how people react to the arrival of refugees. Some find in history reasons to become involved in organizations that offer support to the newly arrived, while others use the past to create the rationale for rejecting foreigners. Starting with current events, Dresden Refuge reveals to the viewer that, in Germany, accepting refugees has been a constant since the end of World War II.

Film Information

Year: 2016
Length: 57 minutes
Language: English
Country: Switzerland
Premiere: Alberta
Genre: Social Issue

Cast & Credits

Director:  Xuban Intxausti


Locations & Showtimes


Sunday, November 20  |   3:50PM
River Park Auditorium

Free Admission



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Kristine Robidoux, QC, CCEP, is a partner in Gowling WLG's Calgary office, where she practices in the areas of white collar defence, internal investigations, corporate risk and compliance. A member of the firm's White Collar Defence and Investigations Group, Kris has broad general criminal defence as well as white collar defence experience, representing corporations, boards of directors, company officers and directors facing allegations of wrongdoing. She has conducted numerous internal investigations, including hundreds of witness interviews, around the globe. She regularly assists clients in responding to enforcement agency requests, search warrants, production orders and other demands from regulators in Canada as well as foreign countries.