Berlin’s historic Tempelhof Airport ceased operation in 2008, but the space is vast and has certainly not remained empty.
Officially designated an emergency refugee camp in 2015, Tempelhof Airport now houses those seeking asylum. We observe daily life inside the airport; from German visitors to the surrounding parkland, to 18-year-old Syrian refugee Ibrahim who lives temporarily inside.
We see great progress in Ibrahim's adjustment to life in Germany, but his frustrations are painted vividly by shots the austere airport building juxtaposes against his recollections of his beloved Syria.
This quiet, observational documentary gives a valuable insight into a community in transition, taking viewers into the heart of the airport and the minds of those living inside.
Germany/France/Brazil 2018 Dir Karim Aïnouz 100 min
The screening presented in collaboration with Sheffield Doc/Fest
Barbican Cinema 3
Barbican Cinema 2 & 3 are located on Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican’s Silk Street entrance. From Silk Street, you’ll see a zebra crossing that will take you across the road to the venue.
The Barbican is widely accessible by bus, tube, train and by foot or bicycle. Plan your journey and find more route information in ‘Your Visit’ or book your car parking space in advance.
Cinemas 2 & 3 are located at Beech Street, a short walk from the Barbican Centre’s main Silk Street entrance. There are a couple of steep, dropped kerbs and an incline to negotiate between the two sites. Level access from Beech Street.
Each auditorium has three permanent wheelchair spaces (two in the third row and one in the front row) and 153 fixed seats with capacity for a further three spaces in the front row. Access to each auditorium is up a ramp. There are also a number of seats with step-free access.
Assistance dogs may be taken into the cinema – please tell us when booking to ensure your seat has enough space. If you prefer, you may leave your dog with a member of the foyer staff during the performance.
An infrared system for hard of hearing customers is provided in each auditorium; headsets or neck loops can be collected from foyer staff. The ticket desk counter is fitted with an induction loop.
For more access information, please visit our Accessibility section.