Arada

2020 | Documentary | 83 min | MA Film

Directed by Jonas Schaffter

Arada tells the story of three men who grew up in Switzerland but do not have Swiss passports. Due to criminal offenses they been deported to Turkey, the homeland of their parents. The filmmaker delves into a hidden milieu and recounts stories that bear witness to the individual human fates behind the political and legal disputes over deportation policy.

Runtime83 min
Year of Production2020
Country of ProductionSwitzerland
Distribution FormatProRes, DCP
Aspect Ratio16:9
Audio FormatStereo, 5.1
Shot onSony FS5, Sony A7S Mk II, Nikon D810
Shooting FormatProRes
Spoken LanguageSwiss German, Turkish
Available SubtitlesGerman, French, English
Director, Screenplay Jonas Schaffter
Cinematography Simon Denzler
Robin Angst
Jonas Schaffter
Editor Roland von Tessin / Selin Dettwiler
Music Thomas Jeker
Producer Frank Matter
Leading ActorsVedat Bicer
Mustafa Afşar
Duran Deniz
Supporting ActorsEmrah Ergisi
Ramona Degen Deniz
Vildan Bicer
Cihan Bicer
Server Afşar
Assistant Director Dilara Tığlı
Assistant Editor Fabienne Koch
Location Sound Engineer Jonas Schaffter
Sound Editing, Sound Design Patrick Becker
Sound Mixing Gregg Skerman
Digital Colorist Noah Frey
Untertitel, Übersetzungen Manuela Vonwiller, ZAXAPH
Graphic Artist Tristesse Basel
Technical Support Equipment Gian Courtin
Technical Support Postproduction Yasmin Joerg
Norbert Kottmann
Project Mentoring Sabine Gisiger
Co-Production Company soap factory GmbH
Financial Support Fachausschuss Film und Medienkunst der Kantone Basel-Stadt und Basel-Landschaft
Bundesamt für Kultur (EDI), Schweiz
SRF Swiss Radio and Television
Landis & Gyr Stiftung
Volkart Stiftung
Kulturfonds SUISSIMAGE
Jubiläumsstiftung der Schweizerischen Mobiliar Genossenschaft
Mahari-Stiftung
FONDATION SUISA
Executive Producer Filippo Bonacci
Programme Director Sabine Gisiger, Christian Iseli