11 - 19 November 2011

Parallel Sections

Translations: Independent Documentary
Filmmaking in Turkey

Over the past decade a new generation of young filmmakers in Turkey has been exploring a form of documentary filmmaking that has created innovative visions with deep political and social roots.

This programme aims to screen a series of audiovisual tales that open our eyes to a wide range of different ways of life and conflicts in very different spaces and times, such as the city and rural environment, factories and homes. The complex relationships between education, urban life, working conditions, collective historical memory, gender issues, migrations, identity politics and social movements are seen as key areas for visualising other forms of social coexistence to support the process of democratisation in the country.

This section comprises seven films, which will be screened in the Parallel Sections and on the Hall Screen.

This parallel section also includes the roundtable Istanbul: Off-camera Tales, with director Imre Azem and journalist Ulus Atayurt.

In collaboration with the Consulate General of the Republic of Turkey, and Casa del Mediterráneo.


Selected Films

2 Eylül Direnişi (The 2 September Resistance)
Ishak Isitan / Cinema du Peuple collective (Turkey)

Oyun (The Play)
Pelin Esmer (Turkey)

Gündelikçi (Housekeeper)
Emel Çelebi (Turkey)

Ben ve Nuri Bala (Me and Nuri Bala)
Melisa Önel (Turkey)

Son Mevsim. Şavaklar (The Last Season: Shawaks)
Kazim Öz (Turkey)

Selahattin'in İstanbul'u (Selahattin’s Istanbul)
Aysim Türkmen (Turkey)

Ekümenopolis: Ucu Olmayan Şehir (Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits)
Imre Azem (Turkey / Germany)