Newsreel 80 – Metka, Meki
Film projection and talk
The year 1968 left a permanent mark on over half a million Yugoslavians, among them Maribor-based Metka Autor, a Metalna worker, who left for Germany at 28 in hope of a better tomorrow. There, she and her husband were able to earn enough to buy land and build a house. Almost fifty years later, she hospitably welcomed a young couple from Afghanistan into her home in Affolterbach: Morteza and Soghra Jafari live under the same roof as Metka.
In the film, Metka Autor reminisces on the experience of Maribor immigrant workers while browsing family photo albums and preparing dishes. Newsreel 80 records the day-to-day life of this 81-year-old, who generously understands the hardships of contemporary migrants: those who fled to Germany from war zones and found refuge there, as well as those who come to seek temporary work.
Featuring: Metka Autor, Soghra Jafari, Morteza Jafari and Kosar Jafari; editing: Nika Autor; music scores: Matevž Kolenc; graphics: Matija Kovač; photography: Jošt Franko; translation: Anja Naglič; supported by: MOM, DEZ and City of Women.
Organisation: City of Women; co-organisation: Kinodvor, Festival of Migrant Film.