I Think About Germany – We Forgot to Go Back

Film, Documentaries

Time Out says

In this likeable and spirited trawl through versions of home, belonging and personal/communal identity, Fatih Akin, born and raised in Hamburg's multicultural district and one of the leading lights in Turkish-German cinema, speaks to family members in Germany and back in Turkey about their lives in relation to place and migration. What starts as a personal project about origins and allegiance develops into a subtly illuminating essay on life's ambiguous paths and purpose, insofar as that can be grasped. If any conclusions are drawn (that home is where the people who matter to you reside, for example), they're never tritely arrived at. Clearly, what is almost as relevant is a shared 'third place', the global territory of popular culture, drawing its own new map of the planet.

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Release details

Duration:
60 mins

Cast and crew

Director:
Fatih Akin
Cast:
Fatih Akin
Mustafa Enver Akin
Cem Akin
Adam Bousdoukos