Emre Birismen focuses on survival, immigration, inequality, liberty, and justice – communicated through an abstract and multi-layered narration. Challenging (auto)censorship mechanisms in the oppressive environment in Turkey, Birismen finds creative alternatives to speak politically through film. The screening will be moderated by the initiator of VIDEOACT Sirin Erensoy.
In collaboration with the H2020 MSCA-IF project, VIDEOACT, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 101025524.
At this endless night when the sun does not come up, and the darkness prevailed, Woman and Man search for a solution in leaving their normal life, property, and civilization as we know it, and going to nature. They depart and leave their friends after a dinner which has less excitement than before to test their hope about social revival.
Bogaz follows a curious young woman in a dystopian Istanbul. Two different states in dispute govern the two different sides of Bosphorus (strait). Communication and transport between the two sides are prohibited. The woman has a pair of binoculars, and she is obsessed with watching the other side which she has never been to and knows nothing about.
Three women stop for a break at a highway rest area and cheerfully chatter away in an unfathomable language. But after a while, two of the women mysteriously disappear.
The sun rises on Sunday morning in Berlin. On her way home, Derin finds herself thinking about what she left behind. She remembers why and how she moved abroad.