Tag: Turkey

Raising women’s voices

Turkey's women's festival may be a drop in the ocean of the poisoned patriarchy that pollutes the world, but its part of a current that is growing in power, pace and spread.

Exodus – Catch 22
(Human Flow)

The Chinese contemporary artist and filmmaker Weiwei delivers a captivating life and death fresco of homeless hordes of people in Technicolor.

State Of Denial
(Intent To Destroy)

ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: Essential documentary fact checks Turkey’s sinister record of historical erasure.

A Portrait of a Young Mayor
(Dil Leyla)

Director Asli Ozarslan first saw Leyla Imret in a newspaper.

Solidarity?

The West is increasingly being driven by populism and xenophobia, and time has come to exercise disobedience against the state powers.

A RISING STAR

Turkish documentary flourishes in an increasingly polarized political climate.

DOCUMENTARIST

One film festival and three demonstrations tell me something about Istanbul.

TURKISH WOMEN’S OUTLOOK: From the Bridge between East and West

Although there is practically no market for documentary films in Turkey, a vivid, independent film scene has developed over the past few years, reflecting the lebensgefühl and the social and political awareness of filmmakers who grew up in the dual culture of a country struggling to define its pivotal place as a bridge between East and West.

Not a Word about Belly Dancing

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.
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