The Film tells the story of the independent and largely unknown music of immigrants from Turkey and their children and grandchildren in Germany in a very lively way, full of rhythm. In the form of a documentary essay, director Cem Kaya takes his viewers into a dazzling universe of musical diversity. In a cinematic experience of the highest sound quality, he brings the energy and spirit of those years to life.
Germany, 2022, 98 min., Turkish / German / English with English and Bulgarian subtitles
Script: Cem Kaya & Mehmet Akif Büyükatalay
Director: Cem Kaya
Cinematography: Cem Kaya, Mahmoud Belakhel, Julius Dommer, Christian Kochmann
Production: filmfaust GmbH
Cem Kaya uses extensive found footage and archive material of various kinds in his work. He assembles clips from feature films, commercials, tv documentaries and private footage into witty collages. After studying communication design at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart with Prof. Christoph Dreher, he first worked as a producer, editor and director for commercials and music videos. Together with the Ludwigsburg film producer Jochen Laube, he made his first two feature-length documentaries Arabeks and Remake, Remix, Rip-Off.