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La fabrique des Suisses

One single passport but thousands of different ways to obtain it. Hopeful applicants for Swiss citizenship face a particularly fastidious Swiss administrative process.

Directed by: Madeleine Brot, Laurent Nègre, Noémie Guignard (Switzerland, 2020)

Episodes

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Episode 3

In Graubünden, things are tense for the Corona-Cardoso family and their citizenship application, as they face the decisive interview at commune level. In Lausanne, the Benedetto family control their stress, replying brilliantly to the commission's questions. In Freienbach, despite his daughter's failure, Andreas remains confident as he files his application.

Directed by: Madeleine Brot, Laurent Nègre, Noémie Guignard (Switzerland, 2020)

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Episode 4

In Freienbach, out-of-his-depth during the naturalisation interview, Andreas sees his hopes of obtaining a Swiss passport fade. As he faces the daunting Lugano commission, Dawit, from Eritrea, puts his citizenship, and that of his family, on the line. After months of waiting, the Corona-Cardoso family are hoping for good news.

Directed by: Madeleine Brot, Laurent Nègre, Noémie Guignard (Switzerland, 2020)