—50 min min -
DocumentaryNumber: 21 Show: Saturday 11 November, 21:30, Hagabion Sal 1
Director: Hebun Polat, Şerif Çiçek
In Turkey, opposition politicians who oppose the state apparatus face violence, agitation, and repression, and they are being dismissed, persecuted, and imprisoned.
Since November 4, 2016, When Erdoğan's AKP party came to power, hundreds of opposition politicians have been jailed or forced into exile to silence them.
This film shows the struggle of four Kurdish women politicians, Figen Yüksekdağ, Gültan Kışanak, Aysel Tuğluk, and Sibel Yiğitalp, whose "Crime" was to fight for a hopeful and pluralistic world against an anti-democratic government.
When the Seedlings Grow-Gava Sitil Mezin Dibin - 2022
—83 min min -
FictionNumber: 20 Show: Saturday 11 November, 21:30, Hagabion Sal 1
| Monday 13 November, 18:30, Angereds Bio
Director: Rêger Azad
While selling yogurt in Kobanê, Hüseyin and his daughter Zelal are on their way to intersect with Hemudê, who is looking for his home. Their one-day journey witnesses many misfortunes and a new society after the Kobanê war.
—97 min min -
DocumentaryNumber: 16 Show: Friday 10 November, 18:30, Bio Roy
| Tuesday 14 November, 21:00, Hagabion Sal 1
Director: Steffi Niederzoll
Tehran, July 2007: Reyhaneh Jabbari, 19, has a business meeting with a new client. When he tries to rape her, she stabs him in self-defense. Later that day, she is arrested for murder. Her trial resulted in a death penalty sentence. Thanks to personal and secretly recorded videos provided by Reyhaneh's family, their testimonies, and the letters written by Reyhaneh in prison, the film retraces the fate of a woman who becomes a symbol of resistance and women's rights even beyond the borders of Iran.
—70 min min -
DocumentaryNumber: 14 Show: Wednesday 15 November, 18:30, Selma Lagerlöfs Center
Director: Hesam Yousefi
The documentary "Mina – The Price of Freedom" portrays Mina Ahadi, an Iranian human rights activist who now lives in Cologne. Mina has been fighting against executions and stoning’s in Iran for decades – and thus became a target of the regime herself.
After massive campaigns by numerous activists for civil and political rights worldwide, including Mina, the pressure of world opinion forced the regime of religious fundamentalism that rules Iran to stop the execution of stoning sentences. An example in this context was the stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani.
The portrait is made by Hesam Yousefi, an Iranian human rights activist who lives in exile in Germany.
—118 min min -
—Number: 7 Show: Wednesday 15 November, 21:00, Hagabion Sal 1
Director: Ali Abbasi
Female journalist Rahimi travels to the Iranian holy city of Mashhad to investigate a serial killer targeting sex workers. As she draws closer to exposing his crimes, the opportunity for justice grows harder to attain when the murderer is embraced by many as a hero. Based on the true story of the 'Spider Killer' Saeed Hanaei, who saw himself as on a mission from God as he killed 16 women between 2000 and 2001.
—76 min min -
FictionNumber: 1 Show: Saturday 11 November, 19:30, Viktoriasalen
Director: Tefik Baser
A Turk has brought a young Turk woman from Turkey to his flat in Germany. The woman does not know much about the country, nor can she speak German. One day, she realizes her husband locks her in when he goes to work. An inner fight against her culture and her husband begins.