BEST DOKS: Documentary Film Award of Goethe-Institut

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Deutschland 2022 – Director: Cem Kaya – Original language: German, Turkish – Subtitles: English, German

When the Turkish guest workers arrived in Germany, a diverse music culture developed, completely unnoticed outside of the Turkish community, with its own stars, record labels and hit songs that reflected the difficult arrival in Germany. A dense and meticulously researched film essay. A revelation. Ysabel Fantou


English/Original Title: LOVE, DEUTSCHMARK AND DEATH. Writer: Cem Kaya, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay, Ufuk Cam. Camera: Cem Kaya. Editing: Cem Kaya. Production: Film Five, filmfaust. Producer: Florian Schewe, Stefan Kauertz, Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay, Claus Reichel. Length: 96 min. Distribution: Rapid Eye Movies. Sender: WDR/ARTE, rbb.

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