On the eve of the 25th of November, the Violence against Women Division invited all Council of Europe staff, as well as Permanent Representations in Strasbourg, to the projection of the film When we Leave, with the exceptional participation of the director Feo Aladag, in the Palais de l’Europe premises.
The film tells the story of a young woman’s struggle for an independent life after she suffered from various forms of violence, including domestic violence.
When We Leave (German: Die Fremde, French: L’étrangère, Turkish: Ayrılık) is a 2010 German-Turkish drama film, produced, written and directed by Austrian filmmaker Feo Aladag. The film had its world premiere on February 13, 2010 at the 60th Berlin International Film Festival. It has been awarded numerous national and international prizes, including seven nominations for the 2010 German Film Awards, in the categories Best Film, Film, Best Screenplay, Best Actress, etc.