This film was produced within a workshop conducted by artist-in-residence of the Kulturakademie Tarabya, Eva Maria Stotz, at Bahçeşehir University Istanbul April 2016. While the refugee crisis has received a great deal of media coverage, the portrayal of refugees is usually very one-dimensional. To counter that narrative and give voice to the people affected by […]

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The City of Shingal in Northern Iraq had been taken by ISIS forces in 2014 a“and was taken back by Peshmerga fighters in November 2015. Shingal is a very intimate portrait of a city shaken the most brutally by the ongoing war. The director stays in the background, letting the images speak – along with […]

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Wifi – Tree playfully points at the odd ways people tend to set their priorities in their everyday lifes, preferring short-range needs (such as Wifi) over environmental interests. by Shivan Adel with Mevan Ali, Ali Hussein, Didar Koye and Dlovan Singar Erbil 2015

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How does education shape one’s everyday life? The protagonist in Blind Folded seems stuck in a situation where he’s cut off the access to a good life. Until, eventually, he finds an unexpected way to escape it. Directed by Dastan Nuri Scenario and Assistant Director: Medea Jalal Actor: Dalovan Khudeda Producer: Bebak Dawdi DOP: Mohammad […]

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The Boy is a young bootblacker who works on the sidewalk for a small wage. When a man passing by loses his purse just in front of the boy’s booth, he gets tempted.. Directed by Raber Ibrahim Cast: Dedar Nizar, Kosalan Rashid and Karim Omar Camera: Raber Ibrahim  

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by Imad Jalal The film captures the horror and chaos of living in permanent a state of permanent menace and uncertainty about both your future and that of your loved ones.  

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Culture in Exile Full HD, 85 min. Teaser of the documentary In The Dark Times by Thomas Büsch and Sabine Küper-Büsch. World premiere of the movie, June 15, 2016 at Pera Museum, Istanbul. IndieFest Film Awards, La Jolia, U S A 2016 – Section Documentary Feature, Award of Special Recognition „When a thousand were butchered and […]

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This short movie by Nazli Mayuk shot on the Princess Islands in Istanbul introduces an abandoned building on the Adalar Island. Originally having been built as a luxuriant hotel and casino by Alexander Vallaury in 1889, Prinkipo Greek Orthodox Orphanage served as a home for Greek orphans from 1903 to 1964. Following the Cyprus Issue […]

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In this ongoing crisis we all experience, we discuss economic indicators or we focus on the impact of the crisis on people, whereas we flagrantly disregard the environment, as if we owned its natural wealth, renouncing any responsibility for its protection. Through a devastating fire that broke out in August 2012, Chios’ residents experienced in […]

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Traditional shipbuilders tend to disappear. Many of them give up. Some are still fighting tooth and nail to preserve and to transfer this precious legacy. One of them is Dimitris Morakis in Chios, under the nickname “Paporias”. Coming from the “sandy beaches of Homer”, he is occupied with traditional shipbuilding for over forty years, since […]

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