The landmark of the WWI battle of Gallipoli in Turkey and the idolising of individual heroism has become the backbone for nationalist and populist sentiments – and for business.
Europe‘s longest running film festival, Edinburgh International Film Festival, introduces fresh talents and new voices in this year‘s festival, reflecting the dazzling multi-cultural composition of Edinburgh in the 21st century.
One film festival and three demonstrations tell me something about Istanbul.
TUE STEEN MÜLLER visited Istanbul just before the Iraq War started. He found an isolated, politically engaged, relatively big documentary community that organizes a festival, a conference and numerous other promotional activities all based on a cultural political vision. A community of activists who prefer to debate the filmmaker’s role in society rather than dwell on new aesthetic developments and production budgets.