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Film “Shahada”

“With Film, Afghan-German Is a Foreigner at Home” The New York Times Online

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Feo Aladag’s “When We Leave”

Originally Die Fremde, Feo Aladag’s Turkish-German drama When We Leave won the Founders Award for Best Narrative Feature at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival in New York City. The star of the film, Sibel Kekilli, who won an award for … Continue reading

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Fatih Akin’s Soul Kitchen

Unlike Head On and The Edge of Heaven, Fatih Akin’s most recent film Soul Kitchen is a comedy. The film focuses on Zinos, a restaurant owner who is forced to employ a drunken chef played by Head On‘s Birol Unel. … Continue reading

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Same Same but Different

A new film by German film maker Detlef Buck, centered around a love story between a German man and a Cambodian ex-prostitute wins the Piazza Grande at Locarno.  Buck’s comments on his “modern love story” show a progressive way of … Continue reading

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Burhan Qurbani’s “Shahada”

What is Islam? What does it mean to be a good Muslim? Link to Video Here The 2:04-minute trailer to the film “Shahada,” release date as of yet unknown, opens with two very evocative questions relevant to much of the … Continue reading

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At Home Abroad: German Film and Migration – A History of Perception

This website dedicates a page to the history of German migration through cinema.  German Films provides a look at how foreigners have shaped German cinema through the decades, and yields excellent examples of German films that address the shift in … Continue reading

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Asia at the Berlinale

Asia has a strong presence at the 60th annual Berlinale (Berlin International Film Festival).  As this article shows, Asian films will be both opening and closing the festival, with roughly two dozen more shown in between. I find this article … Continue reading

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Günther Wallraff Blacks Up for New Film “Schwarz auf Weiß”

Official Film Website Spiegel: “Kritik an neuem Wallraff-Film. Einfach nur der Fremde” Deutsche Welle: “New film aims to uncover latent, and blatant, German racism” Tagesschau:  “Interview: Ein angemalter Weißer ist kein Schwarzer”

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Fatih Akin’s Latest Film “Soul Kitchen”

Reuters: “Fatih Akin’s “Soul Kitchen” offers tasty treat” Zeit Online: “Fatih Akin in seiner Heimatstadt gefeiert” CNN Türk: “Hamburg’un açılışı Fatih Akın’dan”

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