SynopsisIn her documentary film, Aysun Bademsoy tries to approach the term ‘honour’ by searching for distinctions and similarities of the term in different sociocultural contexts.
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.