Conversation INVITATION to our Zoom-Conversation with actor Doğuhan Kabadayi

 Doguhan Kabadayi am Berlin & Beyond Film Festival 2022 © Barak Shrama

Thu, 11/17/2022

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

Online Zoom event

Do the 17 sustainable development goals of the UN concern me?

What are the UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals? They cover the full range of sustainability — social, environmental, and economic — and apply to all countries worldwide, regardless of their economic situation. The topic is so complex that many believe they have to be an expert to even attempt discourse. But countering inequalities, strengthening gender equality, combating climate change and promoting prosperity affects us all, which makes it all the more important to face this topic.

Last spring, young actor Doğuhan Kabadayi personally came to see us at the Berlin & Beyond film festival in San Francisco to pick up the Youth 4 German Cinema trophy for the film "Wet Dog". Now, back in Germany, he gives us an hour of his time to chat with us about the Sustainable Development Goals.

For we are curious: What does a young German-Turkish actor think about this issue whose profession seemingly has nothing to do with the SDGs? Does he feel a bit lost with all of it, like many other young people? Or does he feel encouraged, like many young activists in Germany are? What can he share from his own life or the lives of the characters he has embodied, so that we can better understand what young Germans think about the SDGs?

This conversation aims to bring us closer to a subject that we’re often overwhelmed by. Through speaking with a young person from the other side of the globe we’re aiming to open ourselves up to new perspectives, while simultaneously showing that we’re all in this together.

This conversation will be mostly held in English. Questions are encouraged and can be posted in the chat. While we highly recommend the film „Wet Dog“ by Damir Lukačević, starring Doğuhan Kabadayi, for adolescents 15 years and older, you don’t need to have seen the film to participate in this event.

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For teachers: As a bonus, gain access to the new Sustainability Lab, our virtual learning platform, which you can book for free here to learn more about the 17 SDGs!