DÜGÜN is an intimate and sensitive portrait of a cultural minority which has become the mainstream for many. In Duisburg Marxloh, the glory of the heavy industry has long since faded - today the children of the first Turkish “Gastarbeiter” establish a new industry of emotions. Everything revolves around the wedding business. DÜGÜN offers a deep insight into the emotional worlds of young couples and their families. We experience weddings as the search for happiness in a state of rootlessness and the longing for a sense of home in others.
MARCEL KOLVENBACH has been working as a freelance journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker since 1994 for various public broadcasters.
AYŞE KALMAZ gathered her first film experience working with Adolf Winkelmann for the video art project Fliegende Bilder at Dortmund University. The focus of their work is the cohabitation of cultures in society.