Hidden, Uprooted, Left Behind
26.01 – 24.03 2017
Curated by bi’bak Team (Hanna Döring, Malve Lippmann, Maike Suhr und Can Sungu)
Children who are left alone in their home country because their parents have to work abroad for economic reasons, are referred to as ‘suitcase children’, ‘commuter children’ or ‘euro orphans’. Almost 700,000 children of Turkish migrant workers have spent their childhood between the two countries, as well as numerous cases from Greece, Italy or Yugoslavia from the period of recruitment agreements. Today it is rather the Eastern European EU countries, where a large part of the population is working in the West because there is no way to earn enough money in their own country. But also in other countries around the world, this fate of children of labor migrants is a sad reality. In five films and three lectures the stories of families suffering under the circumstances of labor migration are told.
With kind support of Landesstelle für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit des Landes Berlin (LEZ) and the Aktionsfonds des QM Soldiner Strasse im Rahmen des Programms Zukunftsinitiative Stadtteil Teilprogramm Soziale Stadt – Investition in die Zukunft.