Directed by: Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron

Laurent Zeimet has been the mayor of Bettembourg since 2011. It’s one of the municipalities that has agreed to the construction of a refugee centre. But before the 60 new inhabitants arrive, Laurent has to monitor the construction works and discuss them with his citizens. During meetings with his councillors, private chats with his citizens at the Plum Festival, or very formal public information events, Laurent gets a feel for the mood in his municipality. What are people’s expectations, fears and opinions ahead of the refugees’ arrival in Bettembourg?

About Karolina Markiewicz & Pascal Piron


After a double master’s in political sciences/philosophy and theatre in France and in Germany, Karolina Markiewicz has been working as a teacher, an artist and a director in Luxembourg and abroad since 2001. Pascal Piron studied visual arts in Strasbourg and has been working as a teacher and an artist since 2007.

Karolina and Pascal have been working together since 2013. They examine the human condition in their exhibitions, theatre plays and experimental short films, and confront the individual with different facets of our historical, political and cultural reality.

In 2014, they directed the documentary Mos Stellarium, which portrays the lives of 6 young refugees in Luxembourg. In 2015, this film was shown as a video installation at the Kunstmuseum in Vaduz and selected by and screened at the Biennale in Venice.