Docu-fiction by Jürgen Berger
Germans look towards South Korea and remember a time when Germany was divided into an East and West. The South Koreans, separated from the North Koreans for a long time, look towards Germany and ask: How did you manage the reunion? Nearly 30.000 North Korean refugees are living in South Korea. How do you integrate these new citizens in their new high-tech turbo home country? And what do we understand by the term integration? How does one handle the fear that the older citizens have and how do they deal with the more or less open discrimination against the new ones? After joint research with the journalist Jürgen Berger in Germany and South Korea, South Korean actors and the ensemble member Florian Jahr tell stories about both countries.
Unfortunately the Korean actors were not permitted to come to Munich as planned, owing to travel restrictions. Therefore they were streamed in a live video from Seoul to the Marstall to join their German colleague Florian Jahr.
During this theatrical evening stones are used, with the names of people engraved on them who wanted to escape from war, hunger or persecution, but died on their way to Europe. The stones are part of the installation «Mare Nostrum längs der Isar».
«Borderline» is a co-production between the Residenztheater, Creative VaQi and the producer Group Dot. The project is promoted by the Korea Foundation, Arts Council Korea and the Goethe-Institut Korea.