DOK.forum Perspectives – Film & Talk
HFF - Audimax
10.00 Uhr – Ateliergespräch - WHITE MAMA
HFF - Audimax
16.00 Uhr – Close Up: Istanbul
CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / ISTANBUL – MILLENNIUM CITY (Deutschland 2019, David Preute, ). The city of Istanbul looks back on a long and eventful history. The former mayor Erdoğan wants to restore it to the old Ottoman splendour and make Istanbul into a millennium city. But his great vision does not appeal to all Turks.
CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / HEUTE NICHT IN DEN NACHRICHTEN – CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / NOT IN THE NEWS TONIGHT (Deutschland 2019, Franziska Brozio, ). In Turkey, a journalist’s life is not easy, at least if your opinion is not that of the government. In Istanbul I met those journalists who are activists by heart as well as those, who are usually not very interested in news of protests and the critique of the opposition.
CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / FRAMEWORK OF ART (Deutschland 2019, Elisabeth Kratzer, ). “Istanbul – The most inspiring city in the world“ was the slogan of the European Capital of Culture 2010. But the open-minded and free city has changed over the past years. Self-censorship is seen as a form of protection as well as a possibility to show other perspectives of thinking.
CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / ORTA OYUNU – A RE-ENACTMENT WITH AYDIN ENGIN (Deutschland 2019, Rabelle Erian, ). Aydin Engin, journalist and former editor-in-chief of the opposition newspaper Cumhuriyet, is facing trial for reporting on the current political situation in Turkey. Engin (79) keeps on fighting resolutely for democracy. A portrait of a man who echoes the history of the Republic.
CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / KADININ SESI – THE VOICE OF THE WOMEN (Deutschland 2019, Vera Brückner, ). Istanbul, a city split on two continents. The West observed Turkey’s recent political changes sceptically. The demonstration on International Women’s Day in 2019 was the biggest so far. How does it feel for women today living in such a contrary city?
CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / THE MEETING IN THE CORNER BY THE WINDOW (Deutschland 2019, Felizitas Hoffmann, ). Hera Büyüktaşçıyan, a visual artist, and Berge Arabian, a photographer, are only somewhat acquainted. They've always wanted to meet and talk. As it happens, their encounter is in the corner by the window. They start speaking and one topic leads to another. A conversation about identity, memory and personal experiences expressed in art and life in Istanbul.
CLOSE UP: ISTANBUL / DIE SAMSTAGSMÜTTER – SATURDAY MOTHERS (Deutschland 2019, David Preute, ). Since 1995, the Saturday Mothers have been demonstrating at the gates of the Galatasaray High School in Istanbul. They want justice for their family members who have disappeared in police custody. But since 25 August 2018 their protest has been officially banned.