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Curated by Popo Fan, Tobias Hering, Malve Lippmann, Branka Pavlovic, Can Sungu, Sarnt Utamachote and Florian Wüst

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Director Aylin Kuryel and Fırat Yücel Turkey 2019

57 min, OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Aylin Kuryel and Fırat Yücel

Director Furqan Faridi, Ashfaque EJ, Shaheen Ahmed and Vishu Sejwal India 2019

43, OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Shivramkrishna Patil and Susanne Gupta

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KuirFest Berlin 2019

Queer Feminist Rebels

Curated by Pembe Hayat KuirFest / Pink Life QueerFest, Esma Akyel and Esra Özban

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Director Afraa Batous Syria, Lebanon 2015

82 min., OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Lisa Jöris and Afraa Batous

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BITTER THINGS

Narratives and Memories of Transnational Families

Curated by Malve Lippmann and Can Sungu

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Beyond the War

Syrian Society and Politics before and after 2011

By Amer Katbeh

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Films

Director Aylin Kuryel and Fırat Yücel Turkey 2019

57 min, OV with English subs

Followed by a talk with Aylin Kuryel and Fırat Yücel

Heads and Tails

Heads and Tails chronicles the curious hair trade between Turkey and Israel. Two Turkish-Israeli women, Coya and Sima, get the tails of hair from male hair traders from Turkey and sell them to wig makers in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak.

Orthodox Jewish women cover their heads with the wigs made of the hair once belonged to women from Anatolia. In this journey, the hair is turned into a commodity, a means of living and source of beauty, becomes kosher, yet doesn’t pay much to its owner, the one who carefully grows the hair.

Aylin Kuryel has a PhD degree from Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA) at the University of Amsterdam. Currently, she is based in Amsterdam teaching at the University of Amsterdam. She has made art projects/exhibitions and has completed several short documentaries. Among her films are Taboo (Third Prize in !f İstanbul Film Festival, 2008), Aysegul in Rebellion (Third Movie Award in Hrant Dink Foundation Films about Conscience Competition, 2011) and Welcome Lenin (Special Jury Award at Documentarist Film Festival, 2016).

Fırat Yücel is a film critic and a filmmaker. He co-founded Altyazı Monthly Cinema Magazine in 2001, and worked as the magazine’s editor in chief since then. He codirected Only Blockbusters Left Alive (2016), worked as the co-editor of the short documentary Welcome Lenin (2016) and as the co-editor of the medium length documentary Audience Emancipated: The Struggle for the Emek Movie Theater (2016).