Tag Archives: family

US-Turkey relations

This article summarizes the crucial role Turkey plays in a diverse set of important areas, seen form the US point of view. “Given Turkey’s history as a secular democratic stat that respects the rule of             law, but is also … Continue reading

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Berlin’s Museum of Islamic art reaches out to new audiences

Berlin’s Museum of Islamic art is vastly expanding.  The museum plans to reach out to non-Islamic people by “making sense of the present through the past”. In this article, Stefan Weber, in charge of the expansion, seems to genuinely want … Continue reading

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“Nur nicht auffallen” von Claudia Keller, Der Tagesspiegel, 1.2.2010

The article describes the life of the Martinez family, a family that lives illegally in Berlin and the challenges they face to keep their status from the authorities. They live a relatively normal middle class life but beneath the surface … Continue reading

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Studie zu “Ehrenmorden”

Ein Bericht über eine Studie zu “Ehrenmorden”, die viel Aufmerksamkeit in der deutschen Presse finden, aber nicht unbedingt als solche bezeichnet werden sollten. Die Zeit: Was den Mord zum Ehrenmord macht

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Kazim Erdogan spricht über das Betreuungsgeld und was seiner Meinung nach besser wäre für türkische Migranten. Spiegel Online: “Betreuungsgeld ist Unfug”

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Debate about Sarrazin’s comments about Immigrants

Thilo Sarrazin’s controversial comments about Turkish Immigrants have led to a broader discussion about immigration and integration in Germany. Spiegel Online: Sarrazins türkenfeindliche Tiraden lösen Entsetzen aus Spiegel Online: Türken empören sich über Sarrazin Zeit: Zentralrat sieht Sarrazin in der … Continue reading

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Brudermord (Fratricide)

With actors Xevat Gectan, Erdal Celik, Bulent Buyukasik, Nurettin Celik, Yusuf Gectan, Taies Farzan, Oral Uyan, Xhiljona Ndoja; Available on DVD in Germany Summary: Semo, a Kurdish immigrant and pimp living in Germany, offers to pay for his younger brother Azad … Continue reading

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Geboren in Absurdistan (Born in Absurdistan)

With actors Julia Stemberger; Karl Markovics, Meltem Cumbul, Ahmet Ugurlu, Josef Hader; available on DVD Summary: In the hospital the new-born babies of an Austrian couple and a Turkish family of immigrant workers are mixed up and go home with … Continue reading

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Auf der anderen Seite (The Edge of Heaven)

Produced by Andreas Thiel; with actors Baki Davrak, Patrycia Ziolkowska, Nursel Köse, Hanna Schygulla, Tuncel Kurtiz, Nurguel Yesilcay; available on DVD in Germany and US Review by UC Berkeley undergraduate Ying Ruan: Auf der anderen Seite is a German-Turkish drama directed by … Continue reading

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Angst essen Seele auf (Ali: Fears Eats the Soul)

With actors Brigitte Mira and El Hedi ben Salem, Barbara Valentin Available on VHS with English subtitles in USA Rainer Werner Fassbinder, already the director of almost twenty films by the age of twenty-nine, paid homage to his cinematic hero, … Continue reading

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Kebab Connection

With actors Denis Moschitto, Nora Tschirner, Hasan Ali Mete, Cem Akin, Nursel Köse, Güven Kiraç Available on DVD in Germany and the US Links: IMDB, German-Films.de Genre(s): Comedy; Theme(s): Ethnicity; Spatial or Temporal Spaces and Borders Review by Sara Sellami: Kebab … Continue reading

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Anam – Meine Mutter (My Mother)

color, Germany, Buket Alakuş, 86 Min, 2001   With actors Nursel Köse and Saskia Vester. Anam is a 40-year-old traditional Turkish wife and mother who lives with her family in Germany, where she works as a cleaning lady. When Anam … Continue reading

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Gegen die Wand (Head-On)

With actors Birol Unel, Sibel Kekilli, Catrin Striebeck, Guven Kirac; available on DVD in the US and Germany Rezension von Julia Schroeder: Der Film “Gegen die Wand” von Fatih Akins ist eine dramatische und brutale Tragikomödie und gleichzeitig eine zärtliche Liebesgeschichte … Continue reading

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Alles auf Zucker! (Go for Zucker)

With actors Henry Hübchen and Hannelore Elsner; available on DVD in Germany and U.S. Review by Jennifer Lau: Nothing brings an estranged family together like the death of a loved one and the subsequent promise of an inheritance. In Dani Levy’s 2004 … Continue reading

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