underground-films

Films: - Family memories

Almanya - Welcome to Germany / Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland

Year of release: 2011

Directed by: Yasemin Samdereli

On 10 September, 1964, Germany’s one-millionth ‘guest worker’ was welcomed. Spanning a period of no less than forty-five years, this film by sisters Yasemin Samdereli (director) and Nesrin Samdereli (screenplay) tells the story of guest worker number one-million-and-one – a man named Hüseyin Yilmaz and his family. 

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Filed under: Family memories | Fathers | Journey | Mothers | Turkish German

Hidden / Caché

Year of release: 2005

Directed by: Michael Haneke

Literary talk-show host Georges Laurent, his wife Anne, a successful publisher, and their son Pierrot receive a number of video tapes which suggest that their home is under surveillance, from an anonymous sender. Mysterious drawings accompany these tapes. The alarmed Georges, though not letting his wife in on the secret, has an idea who the sender might be - and he tracks him down. 

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Filed under: Family memories | History | Secrets

I for India

Year of release: 2005

Directed by: Sandhya Suri

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Courtesy of Sandhya Suri

I for India is a chronicle of immigration in Britain, from the Sixties to the present day, as seen through the eyes of one Asian family and their movie camera.

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Filed under: Asian British | Daughters | Documentary | Family memories | Fathers

Immigrant Memories / Mémoires d’immigrés, l’héritage maghrébin

Year of release: 1997

Directed by: Yamina Benguigui

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Mémoires d'immigrés: L'héritage maghrébin, a film directed by Yamina Benguigui

Yamina Benguigui, a woman filmmaker of Algerian descent, described this documentary film project as ‘the narrative of my journey at the heart of the Maghrebi immigration in France. The history of fathers, mothers, children, the history of my father, of my mother. My history’. The tripartite documentary gives an account of the collective memory of the Maghrebi diaspora in France, juxtaposing the voices of Maghrebi immigrants wtth those of state officials who devised or implemented immigration and social policies. 

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Filed under: Family memories | Maghrebi French

Little Senegal

Year of release: 2001

Directed by: Rachid Bouchareb

Alloune, a Senegalese tourist guide working in the History of Slavery Museum on the island of Goree, Senegal, decides to trace his ancestors’ routes, who were sold as slaves to the New World around 1800.

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Filed under: Crime | Family memories | Inter-ethnic romance | Journey

My Father, the Guest Worker / Mein Vater, der Gastarbeiter

Year of release: 1995

Directed by: Yüksel Yavuz

The film chronicles the memories of Yüksel Yavuz's father, who migrated to Germany in 1968, where he worked in a fish factory and ship building wharf.

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Filed under: Documentary | Family memories | Fathers | Sons | Turkish German

Levitra Priligy
college doctor