The integration debate in Germany in 1985: Melek, a 38-year-old Turkish woman, is fed up. After fourteen years she leaves Berlin and returns back home. Even though she does not fulfill any of the expected clichés of “the Turks” that there were back then, she has never really felt accepted in Germany. Jeanine Meerapfel portraits a strong woman and analyses stereotypical ideas and racist attributions. Definitely a document of the time. But more up to date than ever.

Germany 1985
Regie: Jeanine Meerapfel
88 min, DCP, dt. OF

2012, 2016, Archive, Award of Honor, Tribute

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