Towards a cinema of cultural hybridity: Turkish-German filmmakers and the representation of alterity
Burns, Rob, 1949-. (2007) Towards a cinema of cultural hybridity: Turkish-German filmmakers and the representation of alterity. Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe, 15 (1). pp. 3-24. ISSN 0965-156XFull text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09651560701241362
This article considers the development of “Turkish-German cinema” and situates it in relation to the attempts by filmmakers associated with the New German Cinema to represent the experience of migrants in the Federal Republic. These films were frequently criticised for reducing their protagonists to stereotypes, portraying the migrant as victim and focusing excessively on conflict of an intercultural or intracultural kind. The 1990s saw the emergence of a younger generation of Turkish directors in Germany intent on breaking away from this “cinema of the affected” by not foregrounding the problematicisation of alterity. The article examines the work of two of these directors, Fatih Akin and Thomas Arslan, and assesses their success in representing “life in, as well as between, two cultures”.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1993 Motion Pictures|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Arts > German Studies|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Debatte: Journal of Contemporary Central and Eastern Europe|
|Publisher:||Taylor and Francis|
|Official Date:||April 2007|
|Page Range:||pp. 3-24|
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