The Loss of Humanity?
Today, Wilfried is launching Refugee 4.0, the 4th edition of The Refugee Film Collection, which again is representing the basis of The Refugee Memorial. By releasing the new edition, Refugee Film Collection is now encompassing more than 120 videos, and in this way a most remarkable collection of audio-visual works dealing with “migration” as a topic in art. Since it’s initiation at the high time of the European refugee crisis 2015, the perception on the reasons for migrating changed profoundly, the climate change is evident and in 2020 new global threats will come into the focus – the Corona virus crisis – people whereever on the globe are living like on a bubbling volcano about to explode already soon. Also the new videos make it clear, that people living these days experience a fundamental time change – demanding every day one’s self-defense measuring one’s humanity. The Corona crisis in 2020 will show a strange contradiction – on one hand the dictate quarantine is generating to show a high degree of solidarity for each other in the endangered society, while at the same time as a tool of self-defense inhumanity is building barricades against the intruders (refugees from outside). Many people do not understand, yet, the war has just started.