The Moment of Departure
This film was produced within a workshop conducted by artist-in-residence of the Kulturakademie Tarabya, Eva Maria Stotz, at Bahçeşehir University Istanbul April 2016.
While the refugee crisis has received a great deal of media coverage, the portrayal of refugees is usually very one-dimensional. To counter that narrative and give voice to the people affected by this, German filmmaker Eva Maria Stotz conducted a four-week workshop, pairing members of the displaced community with film students to work as a team and produce short films focusing on the power of individual moments in shaping lives.
Aws is from Baghdad and is living in Turkey now for 5 years. In the film he describes his experiences and emotions as migrant in Istanbul.
A film by Aws Jubair and Simon Fox