German-Afghan filmmaker Burhan Qurbani brings his movie “Shahada” to the Berlin Film Festival.
“Shahada” follows the experiences of three German-born Muslims struggling to reconcile their family, faith and traditions against a modern Western backdrop.
The title translated into English means martyrdom
The films director is Burhan Qurbani:
“Of course the film is a call for dialogue. Let’s talk with one another, let’s go to the schools and discuss. I think that would be great, I cannot be sure, but I hope that this film reaches a young audience who will start to discuss, to dispute , to discuss. That’s the aim of the film.”
“Shahada” is part of a recent wave of critically acclaimed German films challenging cultural stereotypes and exploring the difficulties facing second generation immigrants.