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By Çağdaş Erdoğan

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From Almanya With Love

bi’bak is partnering up with Turkey’s most popular ‘counter-media’ channel 140journos for the short-film series Almanya’dan Sevgiler | From Almanya With Love. The series features six mini-documentaries directed by Çağdaş Erdoğan, focusing on a diverse range of stories of migration from Turkey to Germany.

Turbulent politics has played a major role in shaping transnational migration patterns between Turkey and Germany throughout the last century. After 1961, thousands of so-called Gastarbeiters came to Germany in order to build up the post-war economy, forming the hitherto largest ethnic minority group. Violent ideological clashes in the 1970s or oppressive politics in the 90s in Turkey resulted in numerous, mostly leftist and Kurdish asylum seekers coming to Germany. Today, a new wave of migrants from Turkey are settling mainly in Berlin. These journalists, artists, academics and other young professionals are escaping ongoing persecution and seeking a better future. In his films, Çağdaş Erdoğan investigates a diverse selection of backgrounds and stories of migration from Turkey to Germany and brings to light counter-narratives against dominant stereotypes.

Gefördert by MRI

Çağdaş Erdoğan is a photographer and artist born in 1992 in Eastern Turkey. As a photojournalist, his work focuses on minorities in the Middle East. His works have been  published in world-leading newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Stern, The British Journal of Photography, The Times, The Guardian, İz Magazine and many others. He was selected among the ‘Ones to Watch in 2017’ by The British Journal of Photography. His first photobook titled Control was published Akina Books. He works with the video collective 140journos. He has held a fellowship at bi’bak since October 2019.

To the events

Book Launch Event

Followed by a talk with Ibrahim Arslan, Jasper Kettner and Heike Kleffner

A Mobile Job Market for the Neighbourhood

Followed by a talk with Çağın Kaya and Uygar Demoğlu

Animations from the Mobile Language Lab

Followed by a talk with Julia Kapelle

EMBODIED INTERFACE

Followed by a talk with Catriona Shaw and Malve Lippmann

Films

Followed by a talk with Çağdaş Erdoğan, Önder Çakar and Engin Önder

Nabİcaz Be Kamİl | What Now, Kamİl?
Increasingly authoritarian rule by the government following the military coup attempt in July 2016 led many people in Turkey to consider moving abroad, especially to Germany. For others, they had no choice and were forced to leave. Scriptwriter and filmmaker Önder Çakar was one of them. 
 
In the presence of the photographer and filmmaker Çağdaş ErdoğanÖnder Çakar and the 140journos team from Istanbul, we will host the premiere of Nabıcaz Be Kamil | What now, Kamil, the first mini-documentary of the series Almanyadan Sevgiler | From Almanya with Love, with English subtitles. The screening is followed by an open discussion about the film with snacks and drinks.
 

Çağdaş Erdoğan is a photographer and artist born in 1992 in Eastern Turkey. As a photojournalist, his work focuses on minorities in the Middle East. His works have been  published in world-leading newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Stern, The British Journal of Photography, The Times, The Guardian, İz Magazine and many others. He was selected among the ‘Ones to Watch in 2017’ by The British Journal of Photography. His first photobook titled Control was published Akina Books. He works with the video collective 140journos. He has held a fellowship at bi’bak since October 2019.

Önder Çakar directed many important films in Turkey such as Takva and Gemide, and due to increasing censorship and political oppression he first moved to Berlin and later to Hamburg. 

#newshackathon from 140journos

Within the scope of the film series From Almanya With Love, a collaboration between bi'bak and 140journos, we will spend six hours exploring data about the political, cultural and visual connections between Germany and Turkey. We are looking for highly motivated, voluntary researchers who are interested in working with us in a workshop taking place on 22. February between 12am and 6pm at bi’bak (Berlin).

Followed by a talk with Çağdaş Erdoğan

FROM ALMANYA WITH LOVE II: NEW MIGRATION FROM TURKEY*

Germany’s capital, Berlin, is the city with the largest Turkish community living outside of Turkey. Migration from Turkey to Germany, which started first with the workers recruitment agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and Turkey in 1961, has reached a new dimension since 2015 with the “New Wave” migration of students, scholars and white collar workers.

Çağdaş Erdoğan’s new short documentary “82 Plaka Berlin – New Migration From Turkey” produced by 140journos and bi’bak will have its premiere on the 22nd of February at 7:30pm at bi’bak joined by the film's crew and protagonists.

Çağdaş Erdoğan is a photographer and artist born in 1992 in Eastern Turkey. As a photojournalist, his work focuses on minorities in the Middle East. His works have been  published in world-leading newspapers and magazines like the New York Times, Stern, The British Journal of Photography, The Times, The Guardian, İz Magazine and many others. He was selected among the ‘Ones to Watch in 2017’ by The British Journal of Photography. His first photobook titled Control was published Akina Books. He works with the video collective 140journos. He has held a fellowship at bi’bak since October 2019.

FROM ALMANYA WITH LOVE III: CHIEF OF HAMBURG
After the recruitment agreement between Turkey and Germany, a steady flow of the first generation of Turkish migrant workers to Germany started in late 1961. First considered as temporary guests, soon the West-German society faced the fact that they were "not simply workers but people”. Behçet Algan is one of them. A popular figure among the Turkish migrants community, which helped the Turkish minority gain its own diasporic characteristic. After migrating to Germany in 1979 and working as a barber there, Behçet Algan ended up a federal parlamentarian from Hamburg-Altona. Being a pioneer in developing stronger bilateral relations through love, compassion and understanding, Behçet Algan played a crucial role in the foundation of many political, cultural and sportive civil society organizations. Since then, he is called the Chief of Hamburg. Meet the good, old, compassionate “Chief of Hamburg”. 
 
Join us for the online premiere of Hamburg Muhtari/ Chief of Hamburg. The film's crew and protagonists will also be there!