Ehre (Honour)

Documentary / Germany / 2011 / 87′

  • Author:Aysun Bademsoy
  • Director:Aysun Bademsoy
  • DOP:Nikola Wyrwich, Sven Jakob
  • Editor:Clemens Seiz
  • Distribution:Farbfilm
  • World Sales:Deckert Distribution
  • Festivals:Filmfest Munich 2011, Kassel Film and Video Festival 2011, Adana Golden Boll FF 2012, Istanbul 1001 IDF 2012, Boston Turkish FF 2012 (Best Documentary Award)

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.
Anti-violence training, group-dynamic-exercises in a youth establishment, midnight sports. Places, that Aysun Bademsoy is on the search for trying to find a definition to the concept of honor in Germany that’s coming about in the twenty-first century.

In co-production with BR. Supported by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and DFFF.