„Documentary by Nehad Hussein (DE 2016. 60 min)“
Puschkinhaus | 15.09.2017 | 6 p.m. | Puschkino
How much immigration a society can tolerate without changing itself, seems to have been one of the most discussed tocpics of the last years in Europe. Personal stories behind these questions were barely noticed. The film "Accordion" by the Syrian-Kurdish-born director Nehad Hussein gives an insight to the situation of stranded artists and academics in Germany, mainly fled from war in Syria like him - but also from other countries.
Stories of the attempt to find a new home in Germany (Bremen) and the related challenges. The Syrian composer Jehad Jazbeh f.e. mentions the absence of a wellknown system of valuable relations. The painter Naser Agha from Halab, the Arabic name for his Syrian hometown Aleppo, tries to come to termes with the arrival in a foreign country by paining and brushing its architecture. The portraits are chained by the music of the Bulgarian accordionist Boyko Bryusuf playing nearly daily at Bremen's market place, oscillating between western and eastern influences and never desisting - no matter whether he is perceived at all.
The director Nehad Hussein will be present and available for a short talk and interview.