DÜGÜN is a cinematic manifesto for an open-minded, liberal, European Islam, lived right in the heart of Europe. A marriage of Occident and Orient is being celebrated: colorful, boisterous, joyous – against the hatred of Islamists and the right. DÜGÜN is an intimate and sensitive portrait of a cultural minority, which has become the mainstream for many. In Marxloh, Germany, where the glory of heavy industry has long since faded, now it’s time for the children of the first Turkish 'Gastarbeiter' who establish a new industry of emotions. We experience weddings as the search for happiness in a state of rootlessness. And the longing for a sense of home in others: the deepest human desire that overcomes all religious and cultural borders.
Boston Turkish Documentary Festival
Cast and Crew
Director Marcel Kolvenbach (publicnomad), Ayse Kalmaz
Producer Andrea Haas-Blenske, Volker Schmidt-Sondermann
Director of Photography Marcel Kolvenbach (publicnomad)