Aunt Ümmü

Ümmü Yerlikaya came with her four children from Turkey in 1990. She joined her husband who had been living and working in Bremen for many years. Several years later the couple got divorced. Yerlikaya was left alone with the four children and had to provide for the whole family.
As the only thing she had learned was how to weave carpets, she found a job as a cleaning lady. At that time, at an adult age, she learned to ride a bike and started going everywhere by bicycle. One source of income for Aunt Ümmü is the fruit and vegetables she grows in her allotment garden.

Orhan Çalışır, Director
Orhan Çalışır, Writer
Dirk Meißner, Producer

Festival status: Winner, Best Short Documentary.


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