The European Grandma Project Opens the Crossing Europe Film Festival


We are proud to announce that the premiere of the film THE EUROPEAN GRANDMA PROJECT will be the opening film of the CROSSING EUROPE film festival in Linz, Upper Austria.

The film will be presented during the festival opening on 25 April with the filmmakers Alenka Maly (AT), Hadas Neuman (IL), Fleur Nieddu (GB), Anna Ólafsdóttir (IS), Giorgia Polizzi (IT), Berke Soyuer (TR), Desislava Tsoneva (GB), Maria Tzika (GR), Ekaterina Volkova (RU) present. Continue reading

Introducing Grandma Ruhama from Israel


Hadas Neuman from Israel introduces her grandmother Ruhama:

When my grandmother is asked how old she is, she answers she’s 49 years old but then explains, “In Hebrew you read from right to left, consider that and you’ll know my age.”

Born in 1922, my grandmother settled in Beer Sheva, in southern Israel, where she still lives today. To this day, whenever she goes out for a walk, people stop and greet her with an enthusiastic hello, sometimes exclaiming, “You were my teacher!”, my grandmother smiles back, feeling pride that she still remembers their family names.
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Watch grandma Muzaffer from Turkey telling to her granddaughter Berke about a happy childhood in the village, her education, about love, who brought the water for the flowers and who the drinking water. She tells also about the trust of people in each other and about the friendly community of Turks and Kurds.

Video and Subs by Berke Soyuer