- Ally Derks, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
- Devran Bas, Activist
- Marco Clausen, Cofounder of Prinzessinnengärten
- Naciye Stein, Owner of Chocolateria Sünde
Open air screening of the documentary
by Nina Maria Paschalidou
Greece/Cyprus, 2013, 52 min, Turkish/Arabic with English subtitles
Turkish soap operas are incredibly popular - and not just in Turkey. Throughout the Middle East, North Africa, the Balkans and Asia, millions of viewers are glued to every episode of series such as ‘Noor’, ‘Fatmayal’, ‘Suleiman’ and ‘Life goes on’.
The Turkish cities used as film locations have become tourist attractions, and parents name their children after the main characters of the soap operas. The documentary Kismet seeks out the secrets behind the soaps, which while breaking taboos, also count many strict Christians and Muslims among their loyal audience This documentary brings us the personal stories and destinies of women who follow in the footsteps of their heroines to fight for their rights, and to ultimately break free of oppressed lives.
A topic-related discussion will be with:
Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy
Cofounder of Prinzessinnengärten
Owner of Chocolateria Sünde
Please note that the event will be held in German and English with translation into Arabic and Turkish.
Registration for this event is closed.