Amina (2019) by Kivilcim Akay

Amina (2019)

5 September, 17:30 – 19:15h | Get your tickets right here!

Location: LAB111, Amsterdam, Netherlands | Click HERE for more info

Film director: Kivilcim Akay | Year: 2019 | Runtime: 70 min Genre: Documentary | Subtitle(s): English | Language(s): Turkish, French, Wolof


Synopsis: Seven years ago, Amina left her daughter behind in Senegal in search of a better life for them both. Now, working as a dress model for a textile company in Istanbul, Amina dreams of one day becoming a real model and of returning to her child. But as an African woman, she must overcome the daily challenges of an immigrant’s life in Turkey while she attempts to reconcile the disparate world between her reality and her dreams.


  • Short Introduction: 5 min | (before the film starts)
  • Talk Show: 30 min | Black Bodies: Experiencing subversive behavior & xenophobia (after the film)
  • Panelists: Tayfun Balcik; The Hague Peace Projects | Maria Toko; Tribez
  • Filmmaker(s): Kivilcim Akay (through Skype)

Credits & Specifications

  • Director: Kivilcim Akay
  • Writer:
  • Producer: Aslihan Altug
  • Actors: Aminata Fall
  • Project Type: Documentary film
  • Genres: Drama
  • Runtime: 18 minutes 12 seconds
  • Year of completion: 2019
  • Country of Origin: Italy, Egypt
  • Country of Filming: Italy
  • Language: Italian
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