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Films: - Journey

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

Bhaji on the Beach

Year of release: 1992

Directed by: Gurinder Chadha

A comedy about a group of Asian women from Birmingham who go on a day trip to Blackpool beach. Their little adventure provides them with an opportunity to share their secrets and to reassess their lives. It turns into a journey of self-discovery.

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Filed under: Asian British | Inter-ethnic romance | Journey | Patriarchy | Religion | Secrets

Bye Bye

Year of release: 1995

Directed by: Karim Dridi

Ismael and Mouloud, two brothers of Maghrebi descent, make their way to Marseilles, from where the younger of the two is to be sent 'home' to his parents in North Africa.

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Filed under: Coming of age | Crime | Journey | Maghrebi French

Head-On / Gegen die Wand

Year of release: 2004

Directed by: Fatih Akin

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Courtesy of WÜSTE Film © Kerstin Stelter

The film tells the story of Cahit, a self-destructive, alcoholic, cocaine-sniffing, 44 year-old Turk living in Hamburg and the 20 year-old, beautiful Turkish girl Sibel.

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Filed under: Journey | Patriarchy | Turkish German | Wedding / Marriage

Journey of Hope / Reise der Hoffnung

Year of release: 1990

Directed by: Xavier Koller

The story of a family who leave their poor Turkish village and six of their seven children behind, seeking a more prosperous life in Switzerland. Together with their youngest son, they embark on a hazardous journey across the Alps. 

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Filed under: Fathers | Journey | Mothers

Le Grand Voyage

Year of release: 2004

Directed by: Ismaël Ferroukhi

Ismaël Ferroukhi's first feature is a touching road movie about an elderly Moroccan father, resident in Southern France, who pressurises his irreligious 17-year-old son, Reda, to drive him on a 3,000 mile Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia.

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Filed under: Fathers | Journey | Maghrebi French | Religion | Sons

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

Monsieur Ibrahim / Monsieur Ibrahim et les fleurs du Coran

Year of release: 2003

Directed by: François Duperon

The story of a friendship between the Jewish boy Momo, whose mother died and whose father is not interested in taking care of him, and Monsieur Ibrahim, the Turkish owner of a store in a poor and multi-ethnic neighbourhood in Paris.

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Filed under: Coming of age | Journey | Religion

Solino

Year of release: 2002

Directed by: Fatih Akin

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Gigi returns to Solino and marries Ada

Solino is the name of a small Italian town and the place where the film begins and ends. From here, the Amato family – consisting of father Romano, mother Rosa and their sons Gigi and Giancarlo – set off in search of a new and economically more prosperous life in Germany. The film essentially depicts the experience of Italian guest workers who were ‘invited’ by the German government in the 1950s and sixties to contribute with their labour force to the economic miracle. 

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Filed under: Fathers | History | Journey | Mothers | Wedding / Marriage

The Adventures of Felix / Drôle de Félix

Year of release: 2000

Directed by: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau

When Felix, a gay, HIV-positive man of mixed French Maghrebi descent, loses his job in Dieppe he takes the opportunity to embark  upon a journey in search of his father, whom he never met.

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Filed under: Fathers | Journey | Maghrebi French | Queer diaspora

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Levitra Priligy
college doctor