Lecture + MovieMonday - Gurbet - In a Foreign Land
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Oct 7, 2013 5:30pm
Organized by: Austrian Cultural Forum in Cairo
Venue: DEO German School
Address: 6 Dokki Street
Dokki, Giza
Admission: free
Event Language: Turkish with German subtitles
Website: www.facebook.com/events/1391284971103467/

5.30pm: Introduction by Kenan Kilic (in German)
7.00pm: Moviemonday


“We were calling for manpower and people came.” Max Frisch
They arrived 40 years ago and were called “Gastarbeiter”:
People with hope, fears and sometimes bleeding hearts, because their families left behind. Farewell to their home often meant farewell forever.

GURBET – IN A FOREIGN LAND tells the story of nine migrant workers who moved to Austria in the 60s and since then, feel stuck in the middle of two worlds: between their new and old lives, between staying and leaving.
For the first time, the economic-political reasons for the immigration of the first wave of Turkish Gastarbeiter and the social consequences are reviewed critically in a documentary film.
The austrianculturalforum/cairo cordially invites you to this fascinating and touching movie with a foregoing introduction by director Kenan Kilic.