TURKEY

INTERVIEW

Tomer Heymann and ‘Chosen Families’
Tomer Heymann and ‘Chosen Families’
Pera Film presented ‘Chosen Families: Tomer Heymann’, a selection of films by Israeli documentary producer and director Tomer Heymann.
“My Grandmother Practiced Two Religions”
“My Grandmother Practiced Two Religions”
Sebla Selin Ok, an academic from Marmara University Fine Arts Faculty Photography Department, decided to dig up her own roots after researching photographs that keep the integrity of identities alive.
Following My Great-grandfather´s Footsteps
Following My Great-grandfather´s Footsteps
With Françoise Caraco, who begins her story saying “I found some old photos at my father’s house,”, we talked about her project ‘Hidden Istanbul’ based on her family history dating back to the end of 19th century. I met Caraco, who has been coming back and forth to Istanbul since 2012, via an e-mail. I wanted to share this interesting story, which in fact could happen to any one of us.
David Grossman and ´Understanding the Other´ Despite Everything
David Grossman and ´Understanding the Other´ Despite Everything
Israeli author David Grossman, who criticizes government policies and is known for his pacifist stance, tells the journey of a mother who is worried about the fate of his son who went to war, in his book “To the End of the Land” published in 2008. ‘To the End of the Land’ has recently been released in Turkey in Turkish. We talked with Grossman about his book and his views on peace in the Middle East.
"Eli Cohen did Everything out of His Love for His Country"
"Eli Cohen did Everything out of His Love for His Country"
Israel’s legendary spy Eli Cohen, who is remembered all over the world again, with the short series being broadcasted on the international platform, also took its place in the Turkish Literature.
Azra Kohen: “I am continuously fighting my prejudices.”
Azra Kohen: “I am continuously fighting my prejudices.”
One of our days’ most popular writers, Akilah Azra Kohen’s new novel ‘See Me: The Story of Two Eras’ has reached a high number of sales. Kohen, in her new novel, tells the story of a love that sprouted among two very different characters, at the time of the transition from the Ottoman Empire to Turkish Republic.
La Dalkavo Ora (The Final Hour)
La Dalkavo Ora (The Final Hour)
The film “La Dalkavo Ora”, which depicts the centuries-long journey of a Sephardic family, serves as a document that will be passed on to next generations. While watching the film, you set off from Istanbul and travel to first Greece and then to Auschwitz, Portugal and finally to Spain where everything had started. We talked with Producer Selim Kemahli, Director Caglar Malli, actress Deniz Bensusan and composer Renan Koen about the story of how the film was made.
An extraordinary documentary from Ilana Navaro: "Josephine Baker - The Story of an Awakening"
An extraordinary documentary from Ilana Navaro: "Josephine Baker - The Story of an Awakening"
In her new documentary, Ilana Navaro depicts the extraordinary life story of African American performer Josephine Baker who left her mark on the first half of the 20th century. Navaro’s new documentary focuses on world renowned jazz performer’s life with a touch of female sentiment and restores the artist’s reputation.
Turkish Society is Changing
Turkish Society is Changing
Bekir Aðýrdýr, the general manager of Konda Research and Consultancy, whose predictions for the June 23rd elections proved to be correct, shared with us his detailed analyses on Turkey’s political and social structure.
“We can stare for hours at the ‘one moment’ captured by a photographer in only milliseconds”
“We can stare for hours at the ‘one moment’ captured by a photographer in only milliseconds”
Niso Macoro set his heart on photography when he was just a child. Later on, he crowned his passion with numerous awards he received both in Turkey and abroad. Besides long exposures and architectural photos, Macoro captures ‘moments’ to touch the hearts of those looking at his photos. We had a conversation with him about his passion for photography, key elements of his profession, his goals and projects.
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