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Law and the Image: The State Recording the People, the People Recording the State *

“The camera does not lie.” But what about those who control the camera? Video-activist and documentary maker Oktay İnce tried to answer this and other questions in his articles series on Law and the Image, which he wrote in 2013.

Shaghayegh Norouzi: Iranian #MeToo Is Stronger Than Ever

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

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…

Remember the March

Güliz Sağlam documents the days when women took to the streets despite the pandemic to protest male violence.

The Bat Bird

In The Bat Bird, Gökçe İnce revisits the footage she recorded at Balıkesir’s Sarnıç village in 2010; during a time where Corona virus is turning the ‘human world’ upside down.

On the Wings of the Butterfly

İlham Bakır looks at his own family to observe the physical and emotional effects of ‘working from home’ during the pandemic.

The Lightwell

Begüm Özden Fırat turns her camera into the lightwell of the building, where all the sounds accumulate.

Walking the Streets of Diyarbakır

An imaginary stroll in the streets of Diyarbakır; a letter to a lover, to the love of freedom or to Sur