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Styx

by Wolfgang Fischer (runtime: 94')

The United Nations Regional Information Centre and Lux Film Prize screening of: ‘Styx‘ by Wolfgang Fischer

STYX film cover ‘Styx’  is a dramatization about Rike – a doctor from Europe – who embodies the typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike’s everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfills a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. Her goal: Ascension Island in the Atlantic Ocean. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat with migrants on board. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.

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The film was followed by a panel discussion with special guests:

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