Documentary Screening: “Söz Bizde – We Have the Voice” – Turkish Youth in London

Nov 15, 2011 16:00

Semra Eren-Nijhar

Documentary Screening: “Söz Bizde – We Have the Voice” – Turkish Youth in London

‘SÖZ BİZDE’ ( 2010) is a documentary which focuses on how young Turkish people are invisible to the policy and decision makers across Britain. This is a timely documentary highlighting the key issues that are exercising the minds of many in the country. The invisibility of this particular group in official statistics mean that their needs and aspirations are being ignored and not represented in many facets of life. The documentary is about how young people feel about their parent’s country of origin, about their own belonging, identity, religion, heritage, culture and above all what it means to be British.

In the documentary, young people are interviewed on their attitude towards citizenship, nationality, exclusion, cultural values, faith, relationships, social cohesion about their Turkish-British identity, about their European identity, what they think about role models and their experience when faced with prejudice, the challenges and opportunities within and outside the British Education system. The bilingual documentary has been filmed on location in Istanbul, Turkey and in London and Oxford, Britain.

Documentary trailer

Venue

London Centre for Social Studies (LCSS)

73 Watling Street London EC4M 9BJ