DUVARLAR, MAUERN, WALLS
directed by Can Candan, Germany 2000, 83’
Can Candan, Turkish director emigrated to the United States, recounts a key moment in the history of the Turkish community in Germany. In the aftermath of the fall of the Berlin Wall, 1991 witnesses the explosion of a widespread xenophobic violence. 1991 was also the 30th anniversary of the start of the Turkish migrations towards Germany. In this film, migrants talk about their past, present, and potential future, thinking about what the unification means to them, and how discrimination is influencing their sense of belonging to this new Germany. Duvarlar-Mauern-Walls shares some observations that are still relevant today, 30 years from the fall of the Wall.
Lecturer with the director:
Murat Cinar (journalist)