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Taskafa, Stories of the Street

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Synopsis

Taşkafa is a documentary essay, a film about memory and the most necessary forms of belonging, through a search for the role played in the city by Istanbul´s street dogs and their relationship to its human populations. Despite several major attempts by Istanbul´s rulers, politicians and planners over the last 400 years to exterminate them, the city´s street dogs have persisted thanks to an enduring alliance with widespread civilian communities, which recognize and defend their right to co-exist. Taşkafa is structured around readings by internationally acclaimed storyteller, essayist, and critic John Berger. The film opens a window on the contested relationships between power and the public, community and categorisation (in location and identity), and the ongoing struggle / resistance against a single way of seeing and being. http://http://www.fugitiveimages.org.uk/projects/vision-machine.1/taskafa-stories-of-the-street

Details

Year
2013
Type of film
Features
Running Time
66 mins
Format
HD
Director
Andrea Luka Zimmerman 1st Feature
Producer
Gulen Guler
Co-Producer
Bill McAlister
Editor
Alper Sen
Screenwriter
Andrea Luka Zimmerman, Gulen Guler
Director of Photography
Andrea Luka Zimmerman

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Last updated 6th January 2014

Production Company

Yalan Dunya Film Yapim Ltd.
Mumhane Cad. Nimet Han 45
9-10 Karakoy, Beyoglu 34425
Istanbul
Turkey
Fax: +90 245 9032
gulen@yalandunya.biz
gulengulerhurley@hotmail.com

Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Fugitive Images
40 Silk House Hows Street
London E2 8GH

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Company

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