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A Life in four hours:
Istanbul, Berlin, New York, Los Angeles.
Kölnischer Kunstverein, Project Migration *
Narrator: Jale Arikan.
Listener: Ayse Polat
Saturday, November 26th, 8:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Jale Arikan and Ayse Polat
Jale Arikan was
born in Istanbul in 1969. She came to Germany when she was six years old,
attended the Schauspielschule in Berlin and worked for ARD as their first
Turkish announcer when she was 17. This was followed by numerous television
and film appearances. In 1996 she went to New York, in order to "get
outside the roles of German or foreigner for a while". From 1997
to 2003 she lived in Los Angeles - an ecstatic period between worlds:
experiences of landscapes & spirituality and the plastic artificiality
of the industry. Selected films: Der Schattenboxer, Lars Becker (1991),
appearance in Samson and Delilah, Nicolas Roeg with Dennis Hopper and
Liz Hurley (1996), Landgang für Ringo, Lars Becker (1997), Ein Engel
schlägt zurück, Angelina Maccarone (1998), Schimanski muss leiden
(2000), Hinter der Tür, Neco Celic (2004), porno!melo!drama!, Heekssok
Sohn (2005) and several films in Turkey including The Hunter, Erden Kiral,
was born in 1970 in Malatya/Turkey, she is of Kurdish heritage. In1978
she followed her family to Hamburg. Studies in German, Philosophy and
Cultural Studies. Has been filming since she was 15, describes herself
as a cinematic author and never attended a film school. She has filmed
several prize-winning short films on Super 8 and video, parables of freedom
that thematize the life of immigrants in Germany including "Fremdennacht"
(1992), which concerns the suicide of the Turkish asylum seeker Kemal
Altun. Her feature film debut, the road movie "Auslandstournee",
tells of the odyssey of a Turkish drag artist and a little girl through
Europe and into Turkey. "En Garde" was awarded with the Silver
Leopard in Locarno in 2004.
* Projekt Migration is an initiative project of the Federal