Best of Fests

At this film screening, director Lisa Gerig will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A.



Schweiz 2023 – Director: Lisa Gerig – Original version with English subtitles – subsequent Q&A with the director – Length: 80 min.

  • Sa., 04.05.24
    Neues Rottmann

The descriptive subtitles for people with hearing impairments are available in English when viewing the film online.

Do the best storytellers have a better chance of being granted asylum? This is what one refugee asks during their hearing at the Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM). Here they don’t just ask questions about people’s reasons for seeking refuge but they also judge the credibility of their stories. Four rejected asylum seekers relive their traumas at their hearings – and end up asking questions of their own. Anja Klauck



After studying film in Zurich and Geneva, majoring in editing, Lisa Gerig completed her diploma in documentary film directing at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) from 2018 to 2023, where she won the Promotional Award for Young Students.

Filmography (selection)

À DEUX, 2019, 28 min.
ZAUNGESPRÄCHE, CH 2015, 13 min.
VOLÉ, 2015, 9 min.


No FSK youth rating

English/Original Title: THE HEARING. Writer: Lisa Gerig. Camera: Ramón Giger. Sound: Julian Fuchs. Editing: Ruth Schläfer, Lisa Gerig. Music: Martina Berther. Production: Ensemble Films. Producer: Maurizius Staerkle Drux, Eva Vitija. International Sales: Rise And Shine World Sales

  • Sa., 04.05.24
    Neues Rottmann