Honor - Ehre


Ehre /Namus

In Competition

Written and Directed by Aysun Bademsoy

Doc. / 90 min. / 2011


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.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Adana Golden Boll International Film Festival, Turkey
International 1001 Documentary Film Festival, Turkey
Filmfest Munich, Germany


Aysun BademsoyBorn on 14.3.1960 in Mersin, Turkey, Aysun Bademsoy has been living in Berlin since 1969. She studied theatre and journalism at the FU Berlin from 1978-89, and performed in TV movies and series during her studies. She has worked as a production manager, cutter, and assistant director for Harun Farocki. She directed her first documentary, “Fremde Deutsche Nachbarschaft”, in 1989, the year she graduated. In her many documentaries since then, she has consistently been dealing with the topic of life with regards to Turks and Germans.



Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
Goethe-Institut Boston
170 Beacon Street, Boston