CHRISTIAN
PAULUSSEN
CINEMATOGRAPHER
A STRANGER CAME TO TOWN - 71' - DIRECTED BY THOMAS VROEGE - PRODUCED BY OLIVIA SOPHIE VAN LEEUWEN, HALAL DOCS - CINEMATOGRAPHY BY CHRISTIAN PAULUSSEN & THOMAS VROEGE

Complex realities can never be reduced to simple stories of good and evil. Certainly not in the case of the Syria-conflict. Interviews with four inhabitants of Aleppo form the backbone of this cinematic essay, each share their personal experiences.
‘A Stranger Came to Town’ is a comment on discourse and representation rather than a political statement. Its emphasises on meta-thinking and discourses challenges the audience to question terms such as ‘freedom fighter’.