The protagonists in the majority of the films presented in this retrospective are people trying, with varying degrees of success, to find their place in a foreign cultural reality. Supporters of multiculturalism are not wrong in their claims that an influx of fresh blood can improve the social dynamic and prevent society from ossifying. Julien Temple's "London – The Modern Babylon" leaves no doubt as to the fact that successive generations of migrants have not only found a new home in Great Britain but that they have also triggered a boom that has made London the global capital of culture today. Marc Isaacs tells particular stories of people creating the living fabric of the city in his film "The Road," where he takes a close look at a number of individuals who are Londoners by choice. The British have undoubtedly managed to create a functioning multicultural society, though, as we know, mixing ethnicities, cultures, and religions can sometimes be explosive. One country that has always been a mecca for migrants is the United States. In "I Learn America," we see what the first steps on the path to integration look like. A school in New York where foreigners who have only recently arrived in the United States learn about their new reality is a fascinating example of a functioning system of integration. Except that the equal opportunities, with which the New World has been tempting newcomers with since its very discovery, are slowly becoming a myth. As Jacob Kornbluth convincingly shows us in his outstanding film "Inequality for All," American society is very deeply divided. The number of people who have been economically marginalized is growing and today only the wealthiest have the opportunity to realize their dreams. The American Dream looks convincing only from afar. Economic problems and a lack of social solidarity are not just American problems. The pastiche "Image Problem" superbly uses elements of humor in mercilessly revealing the ghosts in the closet behind Switzerland’s prosperity, which has largely been built by foreign labor. In her visually pleasing documentary "727 Days Without Karamo," director Anja Salomonowitz bluntly condemns the callousness of the Austrian authorities, as seen in the kafkaesque increase in the number of bureaucratic obstacles standing in the way of mixed marriages. Fanny Tondre’s "Mister and Missus Zhang" is a beautifully made portrait of a Chinese family contemplating, after years abroad, returning home to their native country, which, in the meantime, has changed so much so as to be unrecognizable. Leaving the country is simply not an option for Romany singer and activist Vojta Lavička, the protagonist in Helena Třeštikova’s film who, with some difficulty, is trying to reconcile his existence in two different worlds that, instead of coming closer together, are becoming more and more foreign in relation to one another. Integration is a complex process. In order to have any chance of success, the interested parties need to be on the same side, the side of dialogue.