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Meet the young students in Mr. Zingg's integration class, who came to Switzerland by planes, trains and automobiles — and even by rubber boats. Separated from their families and in many cases traumatized by events in their home countries, these migrants from Afghanistan, Cameroon, Serbia and Venezuela already have long and arduous journeys behind them. Neuland ("New Territory") follows the adolescents over two years as they struggle to learn a new language, prepare themselves for employment and reveal their innermost hopes and dreams. But as the end of school draws near, each student must face the same difficult question: Is there a place for me in this country?

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Neuland Trailer
Anna Thommen
Filmmaker Interview
Asylum Rejected
Classroom Clip
Finding a
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How It Really Is
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I Can Do It
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Nazlije's Dream?
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Pray For Me
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Thinking About Jobs
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