The third screening in the “Girls just wanna have fun-damental rights” Film Series at Atelier Garden, curated by Canan Turan – this time in TON 1.

Neno, Saniye and Hêvîn are Kurdish women from three generations. Neno is the grandmother of the director. She is the mother of eleven children and commutes between Germany and Turkey. She follows the political events in her homeland with a clear attitude. Saniye runs a small neighborhood café in Berlin and dreams of one day living in her birthplace in Turkey. She realizes that she must be willing to take risks if she wants to return to a country of political unrest and crisis. Hêvîn, the youngest protagonist, wants to become an actress and is politically active. But during her studies, she doesn’t have much time to fight against the oppression of the Kurdish minority.

Documentary, D 2021, 90 Min: Director: Serpil Turhan, Protagonists: Neno, Saniye und Hêvîn.

Opening Time: 19 h

About Girls just wanna have fun-damental rights:
The feminist and queer film series “Girls just wanna have fun-damental rights” explores what respect, self-determination and freedom can mean for women with intersectional identities through five international documentaries and feature films. The protagonists of the films are predominantly BIPOC and redefine their understanding of womanhood by fighting against patriarchy, racism and heteronormativity, by their will to live safely and securely and by standing up for the political rights of their community. The films are made by women and about women, but not only for women, appealing to a broad audience.

About Canan Turan:
Canan Turan is a filmmaker, curator, facilitator, speaker and consultant. Her focus is on diversity, anti-discrimination and representation critique in society, culture and film, looking at them with an anti-racist, postcolonial and intersectional-feminist perspective. Canan holds a B.A. in Film Studies from the Free University of Berlin and did an M.A. in Documentary Film at Goldsmiths College London. She is the director of the short film Kıymet (2012) and creative producer of the feature-length documentary From Here (2020) by Christina Antonakos-Wallace. For the Duhok IFF, AKE DIKHEA? International Festival of Romani Film, the German Film Institute and Museum, Panthertainment, Film- und Kinobüro Hessen and Vision Kino, she has curated numerous film programs, panel discussions and workshops. At this year’s interfilm International Short Film Festival Berlin, Canan is co-curator of the German Competition and responsible for the focus program “The *Other* German Cinema”.



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