In her film, the director Canan Turan tells the story of her grandmother Kıymet Özdemir, who left Turkey for political reasons in 1972 and immigrated to Berlin-Kreuzberg. As worker and activist, she demonstrated at that time for the rights of migrant workers of Turkish origin, for non-discriminatory education, and against racism in Germany. But at home, she endured a marriage full of suffering. She now lives again in the village where she grew up on the Thracian Mediterranean coast. In a discussion between the generations, Canan Turan shows how such experience of migration shapes not only family histories, but also German history.
W. M. Blumenthal Academy,
Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 Berlin (Opposite the Museum)
Kıymet; documentary, UK/ Germany 2012; directed by Canan Turan; 26 min.; German/ Turkish with German subtitles.
Part of the Academy Program of the Jewish Museum Berlin.
Where, when, what?
- 8 July 2014, 7.30 pm
Fromet-und-Moses-Mendelssohn-Platz 1, 10969 BerlinSee location on map
(Opposite the Museum)
W. M. Blumenthal Academy, Klaus Mangold Auditorium
Event Series: New German Stories (14)
New German Stories
Since 2014, New German Stories has been illustrating Germany’s past and present as a multiethnic society through the lens of individual lives. The event series includes readings, film screenings, and conversations.
Phral mende – Who We Are
15 March 2018
Film and Discussion on Perspectives of Sinti and Roma in Germany
Germanija. How I Became an Adult and a Jew in Germany
19 October 2017
Reading and discussion on Dmitrij Belkin's narrative that also throws light on immigration today.
With Karamba to the Bundestag
1 June 2017
Reading and Discussion with Karamba Diaby (in German)
Eine Sintifamilie erzählt
(Our Father. A Sinti Family Recounts)
23 March 2017
Discussion and reading with Anita Awosusi
A Jew in Neukölln:
My Path to Coexistence of Religions
19 October 2016
The theology student and journalist Ármin Langer presents his first book
Children of the liberation
6 July 2016
Discussion and reading with Marion Kraft, Ika Hügel-Marshall and Judy Gummich: The perspectives of black Germans of the postwar generation
ХАИМ – HEIM (Home)
15 March 2016
Discussion and film clips with Robert Schulzmann
Eine jüdische Mutter packt aus (A Jewish mother reveals all)
19 May 2015
Reading and discussion with Adriana Altaras
Osama bin Laden is sleeping with fishes
10 March 2015
Reading and discussion with Ahmad Milad Karimi
The “Koscher Light” Generation
9 September 2014
Reading and discussion with Alina Gromova
8 July 2014
Film showing and discussion with Canan Turan
Being German and Black as well
13 May 2014
Reading and discussion with Theodor Michael
On Growing up and Living in Germany
20 March 2014
Reading and discussion with Urmila Goel and Nisa Punnamparambil-Wolf
We, the new Germans
Who we are, what we want
15 January 2014
Reading and discussion with Alice Bota, Khuê Pham and Özlem Topçu
Kıymet or: A Cinematic Tribute to My Grandmother
Three questions to Canan Turan
4 July 2014
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