Documentary Film Program 2
Wed, 30.06.2004, 6 pm CEST
Gecekondu [Built overnight]
Ebru Karaca and Anja Hansmann, Germany 2003, 41 min
Gecekondu has been an Istanbul phenomenon since the 1950s: migrants from other parts of the country arrive and build shelters overnight from the simplest materials. These dwellings quickly develop into entire neighborhoods. The settlements exist somewhere between state toleration and illegality. Their continued existence is assured only by the evolved structures of self organization.
Special Prize for political education, Rheinland-Pfalz 2003

Cikmaz [cul-de-sac]
Pinar Okan, Turkey 2003, 25 min
A portrait of a street in the formerly multi-ethnic neighborhood Samatya in Istanbul: The Greek and Armenian populations left after the pogroms of 1955. The film outlines the alienation and isolation that has arisen from the conflict between the old, established non-Muslim residents and the newcomers from other parts of the country.
Special Jury Prize, Film Festival Nürnberg 2004

Mübadele [Exiled for peace]
Osman Okkan and Simone Sitte, Germany 2003, 55 min
After World War I, the Greek population in Turkey and the Turks in Greece had to leave their homelands in the context of a »population exchange«. It was the first internationally organized forced resettlement in human history. The film accompanies contemporary witnesses as they trace their tracks, with Mikis Theodorakis and Yasar Kemal, among others.
Öngören Prize for democracy and human rights 2003
Organization / Institution
ZKM

Accompanying program