36 Boys | Al Jazeera World

Today, there are an estimated three million Turks in Germany, the largest ethnic community in the country.
Multiculturalism and the integration of immigrants has been a fiercely controversial topic there.  The 1980s and 1990s saw an increase in incidents of racist violence. The children of Turkish immigrants began to form gangs to protect themselves.
The largest – in the Kreuzberg district of Berlin – called itself the 36 Boys, named after the old postal code of their area. This film gives a unique insight into the struggles of Germany’s Turkish community as revealed through the lives of the gang members.

2012 Al Jazeera Turk/ 2013 Al Jazeera English (Al Jazeera World strand)

Filmmaker: Yelda Kapkin

48 mins