Yüksel Yavuz

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Yüksel Yavuz (1 February 1964 in Karakocan, Turkey) is a Kurdish film director from Turkey.

Since 1980, he has lived in Germany. From 1986 to 1989 he studied sociology and economics in Hamburg.[1] He produced his first film in 1994, an autobiographical documentary about the experience of his father as a guest worker and his mother, who stayed behind in the village.[2] He has won a number of awards.


  • 1994: Mein Vater, der Gastarbeiter
  • 1998: Aprilkinder
  • 1999: Beyaz mantolu adam
  • 2003: Kleine Freiheit (A little bit of freedom)
  • 2007: Close up Kurdistan

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