Angela Merkel's decision in autumn 2015 to open the borders for refugees split the country - some praised the moral stance, others criticized the surrender of sovereignty. Yet what would appear to be well-planned activity is in reality a policy of muddling along, chance, trial and error. The Driven Ones is a chronicle of the refugee crisis which shows that the political actors are being driven along, crushed between self-imposed constraints and events that have spun out of control.
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The pictures of the Ministry of Interior do not show the building where the Ministry was located in summer 2015. The Ministry had moved to a new location in May 2015. See more
Where does this hate come from? I really ask that myself. This country achieved so much. We all have achieved so much. The people are free, they feel good, better than inthe most countries of the world. Why this hate?
Footage of refugee camps, smugglers and other events after the plot setting is seen during the closing credits, various political meetings, the New Year Eve attacks in Cologne in 2015/16, protests etc.. See more