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The article analyses a documentary film about undocumented migration in Europe. The analysis is informed by watching and discussing the film in an immigrant detention facility in Finland with people who experienced and eye-witnessed the fatal European border and experiences similar to those depicted in the film.

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Combining an analysis of media representations of bordering with the ethnographic practice of "seeing with" people who have experienced something similar to what is depicted in the media proved to be one step further on the path of reflexive media research.

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This page is a summary of: Witnessing the experience of European bordering: Watching the documentary Under den samme himmel in an immigration detention centre, International Journal of Cultural Studies, December 2017, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1367877917743606.
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