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Short Documentary Film, BRD 1975, 36 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2024

Director, Location Sound: Mehrangis Montazami-Dabui
Camera: Reza Dabui
Editor: Eduard Gernart
Additional Credits: Gedicht und Sprecher: Aras Ören
Production: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (DFFB)


West Berlin (street) scenes in black and white, accompanied by the off-screen voice of the writer Aras Ören, document the catastrophic situation that children of Turkish guest workers are confronted with when learning the language and getting an education in German schools. The filmmaker thereby exposes the structural discrimination of those who are welcomed as workers, but not as human beings. A combative, crystal-clear, in many ways alarming contemporary film.

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