AYSUN BADEMSOY (filmportal.de)
Born 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, she has consistently dealt with the topic of life together with regard to Turks and Germans.
EHRE (HONOUR) 2011 | 87 min
In her documentary film, Aysun Bademsoy tries to approach the term ‘honour’ by searching for distinctions and similarities of the term in different sociocultural contexts.
Director: Aysun Bademsoy; Camera: Nikola Wyrwich, Sven Jakob; Editor: Clemens Seiz
IN THE GAME (ICH GEHE JETZT REIN)
DIRECTOR: AYSUN BADEMSOY; PRODUCTION: HARUN FAROCKI FILMPRODUKTION.
Documentary Film / Germany, 2008, 73'
In her documentaries Girls On The Pitch (Mädchen am Ball, 1995) and After the Game(Nach dem Spiel, 1997) Aysun Bademsoy followed five young Turkish girls from Berlin-Kreuzberg, who belonged to the successful Turkish football team “BSC Agrispor”. Thirteen years ago Safiye, Arzu, Türkan, Nalan, and Nazan spoke of their dreams to become professionals, but as well about their difficulties regarding finding their place between Turkish culture, their parents, and their own dreams. Today they are captured between their families and at their workplaces, and all the strength and hope for a better future seem to be gone.