Meral, Kizim (Süheyla Schwenk) Imagineindia 2018

Meral, Kizim                                                                                                                            Süheyla Schwenk                                                                                                                  Germany. 2016.  21 min

Meral, a young paraplegic girl, is not only bound to bed because of her illness but also to her traditional family – which she thought she had escaped long time ago.
No one can accept her illness, only to her younger sister she has a special relation.


Süheyla Schwenk was born in Sweden / Göteborg. When she was five, she moved with her family to Turkey, where she grew up. She studied acting in Istanbul and completed with the master degree. Now she lives in Berlin since 2009. Since 2012 she studies directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). She makes movies which are about politics, social and woman rights.


2016/ SEVINCE/ DCP/ 30Min (Toronto International Film Festival 2016, Max Ophüls Preis 2017)                                                                        2015/ MERAL, KIZIM/ DCP/ 22Min (Achtung Berlin 2016 Best short Movie Award, !f Istanbul 3. Audience Award, Max Ophüls Preis 2016, Lausitziale 2016, 45. Lubuskie Filmsummer, World Cinema Amsterdam 2016.)

2014/ PERI GEHT AUS/ DCP/ 7Min

2013/ STEMPEL/ DVD/ 5Min

2012/ DER ANFANG/ DVD/ 2Min

2012/ OPFER/ DVD/ 6Min