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Credited cast:
Burcin Abdullah ...
Zehra (as Burçin Abdullah)
Selma Alispahic ...
Almir's mother
Tin Cvitanovic ...
Sasha
Muhamed Dupovac ...
Almir
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Nikolai
Emre Karakoç ...
Samet
Fatma Karanfil ...
Hacer
Hasan Nihat Kürkçü ...
Adem
Saba Mehri ...
Meltem
Asja Pavlovic ...
Irina
Sadzida Setic ...
Sasha's mother
Canan Uzun ...
Zeynep
Yunus Emre Yildirimer ...
Harun
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This epic story is based on true events that has been in progress for more than 20 years in which a number of young people in love of peace and humanity leave their countries to teach, help and live in countries they have never heard of before. This is the story of people who live for their ideals and other people before themselves, and who leave their families, loves, friends, countries behind. They set on this path just with the inspiration of the words which said "A couple of eyes are waiting for you here, but thousands of eyes are waiting in faraway lands." They had sacrifice and kindness in their bags, love in their hearts and a smiling Selam (greetings) in their tongues. This is indeed just three examples of the unbelievable real stories experienced by the devoted teachers all around the world. Written by Akif Okumus

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A Timely Film Preaching the Virtues of Tolerance, Love and Spirituality
1 March 2014 | by (London) – See all my reviews

Based partly on the teachings of the preacher and writer Fetullah Gulen, SELAM tells the true story of three Turkish teachers who left their native lands to work in countries they have never heard of before

  • Afghanistan, Senegal and Bosnia. The film depicts their struggles


both in their adopted countries and at home, as they have to overcome the objections expressed by family and close friends (why go abroad when you have so much to do at home?) The term "selam" has several meanings - it is not only a term of greeting, it is a means by which bridges can be established between cultures and peoples, proving the strength of one's faith, while at the same time understanding that there are many people worldwide who embrace the faith with equal fervor. SELAM is a timely film that reflects contemporary anxieties about the future of the world dominated by capitalism and individuality. Is there a means by which people across nations can reconnect with one another and hence work towards achieving a better life for themselves. The film offers an overwhelmingly positive answer
  • so long as individuals have love in their hearts, act kindly and are


prepared to endure sacrifices, both physical as well as spiritual, then there is perhaps hope left in the world. In narrative terms, perhaps SELAM might have benefited from some judicious pruning; there are certain sequences where director Demirkale is too fond of the long, lingering close-up or the slow zoom into the protagonists' faces. On the whole, however, the film leaves you feeling uplifted: human beings are basically good-hearted, so long as they are prepared to listen to their inner voices.


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