bi'bakino #36


Thursday, 16.11.2017 at 8pm

Places of transit are following very own dynamics. The lifes of the people who want to stay only temporary in order to reach their places of destination, are intersecting with those who are living here constantly.

The film Callshop Istanbul tells the stories of migrants, for whom Istanbul is a stopover on their ways to Europe. Desillusioned supporters of the arab spring as well as migrants without documents from subsahara Africa are gathering in the callshops of the city. Placed all-over the city these shops provide a possibility to connect with home.

Callshop Istanbul
Hind Benchekroun & Sami Mermer, CAN 2016, 89’

Sami Mermer is a kurdish filmmaker, who studies environment technology and film at the University of Mesopotamia. He produced numerous documentaries and fictional films as director and cameraman, founded an own production company and lives in Montreal in Canada since 2007.

Hind Benchekroun is vorn in Morokko and nowadays lives and works in Montreal. The works as director and producer of documentary films and studies business administration and communication.

Funded by Stiftung Nord-Süd-Brücken aus Mitteln der BMZ