Instituzionalized Racism in Germany


On March 27, 2012, the administrative court of Koblenz, in Western Germany, dismissed a complaint by a black German who was asked to show his papers while traveling by train.
The judges ruled that skin color was reasonable grounds on which to carry out ID checks. The sentence confirmed for the first time since WWII the existence and practice of racial profiling in Germany.

Directed by Riccardo Valsecchi
Produced by Migrationsrat Berlin-Brandenburg
Screenplay and Film-making Riccardo Valsecchi
Assistent Director: Filippo D’Antoni
Music Supervisor: Nico Lippolis
Audio-Editor: Alessandro Mongardini
Animation: Flavio Boretti