Kreuzberg, oh Kreuzberg
Kiymet Özdemir, Canan Turan’s grandmother, fought against Turkish racism and for workers’ rights in Germany after moving to Berlin and starting a family.
She now lives back in her homeland of Turkey in a small village on the Mediterranean. This film ruminates on Özdemir as well as delighting in the colourful neighborhood of Kreuzberg filmed on its best-known holiday, May 1. Raw human circumstance and multikulti atmosphere pull at the heartstrings of anyone fond of Kreuzberg and dismayed by its loss of atmosphere.
Canim Kreuzberg | Directed by Asli Özarslan, Canan Turan (Germany 2012) documentary. Starts May 23.
Originally published in issue #116, May 2013.