Boston Turkish Film and Music Festival12th ANNUAL BOSTON TURKISH FILM FESTIVAL SM
March 21 - April 27, 2013


Ehre / Namus

Ehre - Honor

Muhamad, a 16-year-old German-Palestinian, Christian, a 15-year-old German and Kevin, a 17-year-old German-Ganaian are taking part in anti-violence training. Every sentence, every false look is a cause for them to defend their reputation and honor. It’s about the mothers, the sisters and the wives. The women’s bodies are always at their disposal. This is the bargaining chip, the foundation of identity and a feeling of self worth for the young men. A search for an identity where one no more exists. In the middle of our community, honor doesn’t play a role anymore. But it’s coming back – from the fringes.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition: Best Documentary
  • Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival
  • International 1001 Documentary Film Festival
  • Filmfest Munich, Germany (2012)


Aysun Bademsoy
Born in 1960 in Mersin, Turkey, Aysun Bademsoy has been living in Berlin since 1969. She studied theatre and journalism at the FU Berlin from 1978-89, and performed in TV movies and series during her studies. She has worked as a production manager, cutter, and assistant director for Harun Farocki. She directed her first documentary, “Fremde Deutsche Nachbarschaft”, in 1989, the year she graduated. In her many documentaries since then, she has consistently been dealing with the topic of life with regards to Turks and Germans.





Winner of Best Documentary Award in the 17th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition

Directed by Aysun Bademsoy

2011 / 90 min.
In German and Turkish
with English subtitles



Friday, March 22, 2013 | 5:30 p.m.

Remis Auditorium
Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition Award Ceremony following the screening

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