»Of course I want to learn German. But why do they force me?« (Ibrahim)

Marriage is one of those practices that increasingly occur in transnational spaces. For the past few years, there has been a growing interest among social scientists to analyze the motivations, practices and constraints inherent in this form of transnationalization. At the same time, cross-border marriage has become an important topic in immigration countries, particularly when it involves migrants from non-European countries. This workshop discusses cross-border marriages in the light of the social and symbolic boundaries that are built upon, contested, produced or maintained.

The film 650 Words will be screened at the workshop.

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On Monday 16.1. at 6 pm Alev Korun, member of the Green Party, presents the film "650 Words" at the austrian parliament, followed by a discussion with the film maker.

650 Wörter, Wed. Nov 16th, 2016, 16 Uhr
at Mal Seh'n Kino e.V., Adlerflychtstr. 6, 60318 Frankfurt am Main
Entrance free

15.9.2016, 19.45 Uhr, Hamburg, Asien-Afrika-Institut, Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1, Flügelbau Ost, Raum 221


1.6.2016, 15 pm, Aynalı Geçit

After the screening discussion with the film maker Martina Priessner and Halil Aksan who participated in the film.


9.3.2016, 6.15 p.m, Nürnberg, Filmhaus Kino


2.3.2016, 9.30 Uhr, Votiv-Kino, 
Währinger Str. 12, 1090 Vienna

After the screening discussion with the film maker Martina Priessner, professor Inci Dirim, Rudi De Cillia, Karen Schramm and Nicola Kraml (ÖDaF) and Johannes Peyrl (Arbeiterkammer Wien).

Moderation: em.Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Krumm

An event organized by the department of DaF/DaZ, Institut für Sprachwissenschaften der Universität Wien, Verband für Angewandte Linguistik, ÖDaF, Arbeiterkammer Wien und Netzwerk SprachenRechte.



2016 February 25th, 6 p.m., Krass-Festival Hamburg

20.2.2016, 7 p.m, Tüpisch Türkisch Festival, Filmhaus Köln

After the screening Q&A with the film maker Martina Priessner and protagonist Nur Gezegen.

2016 February 19th, Gorki Studio, Berlin

13. November 2015

SALT Beyoğlu, 6 p.m

Following the screening, there will be a discussion session with the director moderated by 2014/15 Mercator-IPC Fellow Özlem Topçu.