PLEASE REWIND –
German-Turkish Film and Video Culture in Berlin

By bi'bak, 2020, Publishing company Archive Books, Publisher bi'bak, Language English, Page count 80, ISBN 978-3-948212-24-7

Along with labour migration from Turkey, turkish film culture has, over the years, established itself in West Berlin. Starting with screenings of turkish films in Berlin cinemas, the video cassette conquered the market in the 1980s. Film nights became important family events; the video rental industry was booming. In addition to the import of films from Turkey, films which examined experiences of migration and questions of identity were produced in Germany. This publication is dedicated to the re-discovery of the German-Turkish film and video culture which continues to shape the post-migrant society to this day. 

Contribution by Can Sungu, Ömer Alkın

Interview partners: Özlem Ayaydınlı, Atilla Aydın, Çiçek Bacık, Yüksel Ergin, Cem Kaya, Ali Yıldırım

Edited by Maike Suhr

Funded by the Programmzeitgeschichtlicher und erinnerungskultureller Projekte by Berliner Senatsverwaltung Kultur und Europa.