13. Q & A session with Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli
Almanya - Welcome to Germany premiered at the International Film Festival in Berlin in 2011 and has won numerous prestigious awards, including the German Film Prize for Best Screenplay and has attracted almost 1.5 million viewers in Germany alone. Despite its domestic and international success, to date Almanya - Welcome to Germany has not yet had a theatrical release in the UK. The screening which Daniela Berghahn organised at the Ciné Lumière in London was the film's UK premiere.
After the screening of Almanya - Welcome to Germany at the Ciné Lumière on 18 January 2012, Professor Daniela Berghahn interviewed the director-scriptwriter team, Yasemin and Nesrin Samdereli. The Q&A session was part of a series of events which Daniela Berghahn organised in the context of the HARC Fellowship Welcoming Strangers, she was awarded by Royal Holloway, University of London, during the academic year 2011-12. The audience also had the opportunity find out more about the making of this popular integration comedy.
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