Als Kurde in Deutschland

Being a kurd in Germany

(Als Kurde in Deutschland)

Berivan Aymaz, a 24 year-old student, visits her birthplace in Turkey for the first time after 18 years. It’s an uncertain and dangerous journey into her childhood. Bingol is in Eastern Anatolia, and is far from the idyllic Turkey in holiday brochures. This city resembles a war zone, with police or military stationed at every corner. A few hours from Ankara, a war between the Turkish military and the PKK, the Kurdish Workers Party, has been raging for the last twelve years. The war has already claimed 10,000 lives. Countless villages have been evacuated, and the inhabitants deported to the cities. Forests have ben razed. All of this has been done to guarantee that the PKK has no loopholes...

dokumentary, documentary / 45 min. / DIRECTOR: Kadir Sözen / PRODUCTION: Filmfabrik GmbH / BROADCASTED: 20.11.1996 / NETWORK: ZDF