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Melek Leaves

Die Kümmeltürkin geht, FRG 1987, directed by Jeanine Meerapfel, 89 min, rated: 12

Melek Tez has worked for 14 years at Siemens in Germany and now wants to fulfill her dream of returning to Turkey. The film follows Melek in her everyday life, following the moments of her arrival in Berlin in 1970 as well as preparing for her departure. Jeanine Meerapfel’s film gives a face and a voice to the many women who came to Germany with high hopes, found their feet despite adversity, and yet were denied access to society.

Featuring: Melek Tez

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