Event Date 18 January
17 Queensberry Place
Almanya – Welcome to Germany
A film by Yasemin Samdereli
Germany | 2011 | col | 97 mins | dir. Yasemin Samdereli, with Vedat Erincin, Fahri Yardim, Rafael Koussouris, Denis Moschitto | cert. tbc | in German & Turkish with English subtitles
‘Who or what am I – a German or a Turk?’, asks six-year old Cenk Yilmaz. The film offers an answer by taking the arrival of the one-millionth ‘guest worker’ in Germany on 10 September 1964 as its narrative starting point. This heart-warming comedy about Hüseyin Ylimaz and his family imagines labour migration as a magical tale of German hospitality and successful Turkish integration.
Introduction by Professor Daniela Berghahn (Royal Holloway)
Q&A with Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli