In Gündem, Fatma Çelik focuses on the struggles of Özgür Gündem newspaper.
Gösterim tarihi 21 April 2022, 19:00*
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* Following the online screening, there will be a live talk session with the director, Fatma Çelik, at 19:30.
“Gündem is an ironic look at the violation of freedom of press and right to access news. In the film, I look at the process and struggles of publishing a newspaper through Özgür Gündem, a newspaper published by oppositional Kurds in Turkey. While the footage from Discovery Channel explains the printing and distribution processes of newspapers, the footage from films such as Journey to the Sun (1999) and Press (2010) points out how these processes were disrupted for Özgür Gündem newspaper. In the film, the newspaper’s struggles in the 90’s are narrated by Zafer, a veteran distributor of Özgür Gündem.” – Fatma Çelik