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Descent into Paradise

Documentary by Israel Feferman
2010 / Switzerland / 45’


  • Document 9 – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival – Galsgow, UK – 2011
  • Filiations, Affiliations, Adoptions… – 13e colloque de la revue transculturelle L’autre – 2011 – Organisé en collaboration avec le service de psychiatrie de l’enfant et de l’adolescent des HUG.
  • Cinéma Kinok – Saint-Gall – 2010 – Projections dans le cadre de la campagne 2Xnon.


Admir is from Bosnia.
He arrived in Switzerland with his family at the age of 10, as an asylum seeker.
In Switzerland, as in his homeland, violence is what he knows best.
Violence he endures and violence he inflicts.
As he awaits his deportation from Switzerland, he shares his life story with us, in an effort to leave a permanent mark before he leaves.
Admir is 20 years old.

  • Format de diffusion : Beta D, Beta SP, DVD.
  • Son: Stéréo
  • Sous-titres disponibles: Anglais/Allemand
  • Réalisation et montage: Israel Feferman
  • Production: Benjamin Poumey/Israel Feferman
  • Image: Israel Feferman/Raphaël Frauenfelder
  • Son: Frédéric Choffat