Fatih Akın to get Peter Weiss Award
BERLIN - Anatolia News Agency
DHA PhotoTurkish-German director Fatih Akın has been awarded with the German Peter-Weiss Award. According to a statement by Bochum city administration, Akın will receive his award at a ceremony scheduled to be held at the end of November.
The jury has said that Akın maintained the late German writer and film producer Peter Weiss’s opposition to political and social situations and that he was an artist whose works drew attention to the issues of his homeland.
The Peter-Weiss Award is given every two years to figures in theater, art, literature and cinema.