Born on 14.3.1960 in Mersin, Turkey, Aysun Bademsoy has been living in Berlin since 1969. She studied theatre and journalism at the FU Berlin from 1978-89, and performed in TV movies and series during her studies. She has worked as a production manager, cutter, and assistant director for Harun Farocki. She directed her first documentary, Fremde Deutsche Nachbarschaft, in 1989, the year she graduated. In her many documentaries since, she has consistently dealt with the topic of life together with regard to Turks and Germans.