Sabine Küper & Thomas Büsch

Sabine Küper-Büsch was born in 1966 in Werne, Germany. Filmmaker and author working in the middle east since more then 20 years. She chose Istanbul as her residency in 1992.

Thomas Büsch was born in Berlin. Lives and works as filmmaker, author, curator and artist in Istanbul.

The documentary describes the life and cultural strategies of artists, actors, musicians and activists with forced migration background living in a host country like Turkey.
It is an authentic document of the efforts of migrants and refugees from Syria to find meaning from suffering. It is about rethinking and rebuilding a culture outside of the native country. The audience will learn about the challenge to transform experiences to meaning and to culture.
Bertolt Brechts quotation “In the dark times, will there also be singing?”.
Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times – becomes a reference in how to make experiences of suffering and exile transmittable to others through film, music and writing.
The protagonists express their needs to develop new sensitivity, new imagination, new theories and new thinking beyond any suffering, beyond any violence and beyond any terror as implemented by governments like the Assad regime did in Syria.
Produced by the Goethe-Institut Istanbul