Our two young visitors from Germany aim to produce a documentary about asylum seekers and refugees in Hungary, and also to depict the situation of those who are deported back to Hungary from Germany. In the documentary, which will be televised nationwide in Germany, they also focus on the controversial phenomenon of church asylum. In Germany, many people seek asylum inside church buildings, as in the police is forbidden from entering churches; it is an emergency solution of avoiding immediate deportation.
After an unsuccessful attempt to contact the Immigration Office of Hungary to get access inside the Debrecen camp, the filmmakers were forced to conduct interviews and film their documentary from outside the camp. Hearing about MigSzol’s work with refugees and asylum seekers in the camp, the two documentarists contacted us to see if they could accompany us on one of our regular visits to Debrecen. Once we arrived there, it took us about half an hour to meet with a group of people willing to discuss their situation, and share their problems and concerns. And as usual, more and more people joined in the discussion.