Ich Liebe Dich

Creative Documentary
2012, Color, HDCam, 74 min.
Turkish, Kurdish, German; English Subtitle
Many women in the villages of Şanlıurfa, whose husbands or fiancés have emigrated to Germany to work, had to learn basic German in accordance with the new German legislation on unification of families. Women who gathered in village schools, following a few months of language courses and an exam, were supposed to apply for a visa and consequently gain right to family unification.
However, many of them did not sufficiently know their destination country or husbands very well. While they had not even graduated from elementary school, having quit upon family pressure, the school was a place they would claim “lost on the road.” As such, baffled between Turkish, German and their mother tongue, Kurdish, these women hit an ambiguous road.
Director / Writer
Emine Emel Balcı
A Production Of Motiva Film  
Co-Production With Una Film and ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehspiel
Gökçe Işıl Tuna
Titus Kreyenberg