Innovationen und Reproduktionen in Kulturen und Gesellschaften (IRICS) Wien, 9. bis 11. Dezember 2005

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Fatih Akin's Cinema: A World without Borders

Oya Dincer (Mugla University, Turkey)



Fatih Akin, a German born Turkish origined film director, has established himself as a promising young artist with his impressive films which concentrate upon the relationships among people of different national and cultural backgrounds in ethnically diverse environments. Both as an individual and as an artist, Akin is at home in two different languages, cultures and ways of life. As a result of this experience, his cinema directly deals with various forms of cultural encounters and contacts in today's multicultural world. His films demonstrate his belief that, in today's world, identities, both individual and cultural/ national, are not static and complete. They are the ever-changing products of intercultural relationships. This paper aims to examine Fatih Akin's films, such as Solino, In July and Against The Wall, from the perspective of cultural encounters and the resulting complexities.

Innovations and Reproductions in Cultures and Societies
(IRICS) Vienna, 9 - 11 december 2005

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