a documentary by Ümit Uludag

Ilker and Ibrahim are members of UltrAslan. One of the world’s largest and best- organized fan community of the sports club Glatasaray Istanbul, who does not only support football but also sport disciplines like water polo or wheelchair basketball. Their fan base consists of nearly 2million members worldwide and is represented in 82 Turkish cities and 60 countries with a focus in Europe. We will follow both European coordinators throughout the season 2013/2014 before they resign, to show what drives them to offer their unconditional support/ commitment and by what codes and rules they live. The journey will take us into an invisible, secret organization and network, with no official statues or recognizable fixed structures from the outside, but which is characterized by a strict hierarchy and where the search of identity as an immigrant plays a much bigger role than expected.

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HUPE Film - Dokumentarfilm

Script and direction: Ümit Uludag
DoP: Henning Drechsler
Sound: Filip Forberg
Editor: Carina Mergens
Commissioning Editor: Jutta Krug
Distributor: Kinostar

In Co-Production with AV Independents Ludwigsburg and WDR
Funded by Film- und Medienstftiftung NRW, FFA and DFFF

Film Festival Cologne
Dokfest Kassel
11mm Festival Berlin