Filmski obzornik 80 – Metka, Meki

Newsreel 80 – Metka, Meki

  • Documentary Film
  • 78’
  • 2021
  • Slovenia

Through nine culinary chapters, the film outlines the story of Metka Autor, an 80-year-old lady from Maribor, Slovenia, who left for Germany as a temporary worker in 1968, aged 28, and stayed. Her experience of being a “Gastarbeiter” has had such an effect on her that she feels nothing but generosity and warmth for the migrants of today.

Director Nika Autor
Cast Metka Autor, Soghra Jafari, Morteza Jafari
Director's statement

In the process of making Newsreel, Metka restored my faith in humans time and time again, with every visit. She restored my hope after I’d started losing it in the face of all the inhumanity I’ve docu

In the process of making Newsreel, Metka restored my faith in humans time and time again, with every visit. She restored my hope after I’d started losing it in the face of all the inhumanity I’ve documented with my camera in the last three years on the EU borders, where refugees go through unimaginable suffering. Metka showed me again and again that solidarity and hospitality and the simplest of gestures, and that ‘together’, ‘common’ and ‘community’ are possible, here and now.

Credits order
in person
in person
in person
in person

Direction

director

Music

music composer
graphic designer
translator
translator
collaborator
(archival footage)

production

production
Alternative title
Newsreel 80 – Metka, Meki (english)
Production countries
Slovenia
Languages
slovenian
Technical data
Aspect ratio
1,77:1 (16:9)
Duration and length
78 minutes
Colour
Colour
Sound
stereo
Screening formats
digital DCP

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