BEST DOKS – Winning Film FFF Talent Award Documentary Film

You can watch our most-viewed and award-winning documentaries of the 2024 edition again on Sunday 12 May.

At this film screening, director Bahar Bektas will be our guest for a subsequent Q&A.


Deutschland 2024 – Director: Bahar Bektas – Orig. version w/English subtitles – subsequent Q&A w/director Bahar Bektas – Length: 100 min.

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“The longing for your homeland never goes away,” says the filmmaker Bahar Bektaş. Her brother is in prison in Germany. He is supposed to be deported and is waiting for the early transfer to Turkey he has requested. Because there seems to be no end to the waiting, Bahar turns her camera on her Alevi Kurdish family and examines the consequences of being uprooted. Ina Borrmann

Winner of

FFF Förderpreis Dokumentarfilm
Donated by FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, worth 5.000 euros
To the jury statement

Former Marketplace project




Bahar Bektaş was born in Dersim, Turkey, and fled to Germany at the age of nine. She is a trained social pedagogue and completed a master’s degree in screenwriting / dramaturgy at Babelsberg Film University. EXILE NEVER ENDS is her debut as a director.


In cooperation with 

Nominated for the FFF Talent Award Documentary Film

No FSK youth rating

Writer: Bahar Bektas. Camera: Antonia Kilian, Meret Madörin. Sound: Lara Brose. Editing: Arash Asahi. Production: Pink Shadow Films. Producer: Antonia Kilian.

  • So., 12.05.24
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