Semra Ertan

Cana Bilir-Meier

Country: Austria / Germany
Year: 2013
Format: Digital
Length: 8 min
Image: BW/Colour
Language: German
Subtitles: Catalan, English

Producer: Cana Bilir-Meier
Screenplay: Cana Bilir-Meier
Photography: Cana Bilir-Meier
Animation: Cana Bilir-Meier
Editor: Cana Bilir-Meier
Music: Enjott Schneider
Sound: Julian Paul Stockinger, Philip Leitner



Semra Ertan was born in Turkey in 1956. She worked as an interpreter and wrote over 350 poems. In 1982 she burnt herself to death in Hamburg to protest against xenophobia and racism in Germany.


  1. Innovative Film Award - YOUKI, International Youth Media Festival Austria
  2. Zebra Poetry Film Festival Berlin
  3. East Silver Market of Jihlava
  4. International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
  5. Kassel Documentary and Video Festival