Stuttgart - Shanghai
Filmfest 2006

Iris and Mark have made the difficult decision of emigrating to China. They are anything but adventurers. They like a feeling of security in their lives and that is why this film is not the story of two dropouts. They are a new version of foreign workers streaming from the West to Asia. Like in the 1960s, when many Turkish and Italian families came to Germany, today many young and well-educated people have chosen China as a place where they can use their knowledge, where they can prove their skills and where they are needed. They migrate because, after graduating from college at home, there are simply not enough good job opportunities to go around.

tags: Documentary


Director: Sandra Jakisch