SALT Cinema
Berlin Babylon

Salt Ankara

October 23, 2019 19.00

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Still from Berlin Babylon (2001) ©S.U.M.O Film
Nazım Hikmet Culture and Art Center (Oran, Ankara)

Berlin Babylon, 2001
Director: Hubertus Siegert
88 minutes
German; Turkish and English subtitles

Berlin after the wall; a decade of city reconstruction. Architects, developers, engineers, urban planners, politicians, commissioners and builders are working frantically to restore the urban fabric destroyed in World War II and the period afterwards to prepare the capital ready for the 21st century. A drama of real estate, money and power, Hubertus Siegert’s first documentary film reflects the fascination of rapid change and the horrors of destruction through images of a city in transition.

Accompanied by German industrial legend Einstürzende Neubauten’s music, Berlin Babylon was presented as the opening film in the Panorama section at the 2001 Berlin International Film Festival.

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In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.