bi'bakino #18


Thursday, 03.11.2016, at 5pm and 8pm
+++ This film has two screenings on the same day!+++

With the film Metin(1979) bi’bakino #18 presents a movie which is targeted at children, but of course also at adults. It deals with the friendship of a Turkish boy and a German girl. They don’t speak the same language, but that doesn’t disrupt their general communication process, nor the viewers’ understanding.

Metin and Anne are about the same age. Anne moves into the front-facing part of the building in which Metin already lives. At their first encounter they make fun of each others’ names, which sound strange in their mother tongue, but their curiosity towards each other quickly leads to them becoming close. Together they discover their neighbourhood. Whilst doing so, they are confronted with the behavior of the people surrounding them, who seem to be wary of their friendship.

The film by German director Thomas Draeger is showing the perspective of two children, how the behaviour towards the “foreign” or the “other” is often charged with prejudices.

Directed by Thomas Draeger
Camera: Claus Deubel
BRD 1979, 82 min. German and Turkish without subtitles

With kind support of Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin (LEZ)