INTERFILM 39 International Short Film Festival Berlin
14 - 19 November 2023

Semra Ertan

Semra Ertan

Cana Bilir-Meier // Germany // 2013 // 07:20 min

Documentary, Experimental

In her essayistic documentary, Cana Bilir-Meier assembles fragments of poems, television reports and sound recordings into a cinematic memory of her aunt Semra Ertan: She came to Germany in 1972 as a migrant worker, worked as a technical draftswoman and interpreter, and wrote over 350 poems. She died in Hamburg in 1982 at the age of 25, burning herself to death in protest against racism in Germany. [CW: racism, suicide]

Director: Cana Bilir-Meier

The film is shown in the following programs

FOCUS ON : The *other* German Cinema

We Remember To Resist

17.11.23, 20:30h, SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA

19.11.23, 18:00h, Zeiss-Großplanetarium Kino