In English

In this section you can find articles, interviews and conversations from the library of Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema, translated into English. They reflect the stories of people and places, as well as the struggles of collectives from the recent history of filmmaking in Turkey.

Mania Akbari Tells Her Own Story

In her letter addressed to MK2, Mania Akbari was accusing Abbas Kiarostami not only with plagiarism but also with sexual assault. We contacted Akbari to listen to her story in all its details.

Heleen Gerritsen: Eastern European Cinema and The Western Gaze

One of the guests of 14. Documentarist – Istanbul Documentary Days was Heleen Gerritsen, the…

Shaghayegh Norouzi: Iranian #MeToo Is Stronger Than Ever

Male dominance in the Iranian film industry is crumbling since women started to publicise their…

Culture in Crisis: The Case of the Cinemateca Brasileira

Cinephiles around the globe have been deeply concerned about and reacting against the closing of…

Looking Outside: The Echoing Presence of the Silenced

The author gives an overview of the short documentaries in the ‘Looking Outside’ series, reflecting on the notions of inside vs. outside, remembering vs. forgetting. The shorts were commissioned by Altyazı Fasikül: Free Cinema during the first lockdown.

Free Cinema Agenda 2020, Turkey

Free Cinema Agenda video features some of the key events that had an impact on…

Mesopotamia Cultural Center (MKM): The Will to Produce in One’s Native Language

Many filmmakers active in the independent cinema of Turkey today met in the courses organized…

Oktay İnce: The Images Belong to Those Who are Recorded

Oktay İnce is a moving image activist, an image worker. He has been involved in…

The Voice of #SusmaBitsin [Speak up to End]

On November 4, 2018, a group of women film professionals initiated the #SusmaBitsin (Speak up…