This short documentary tells the story of the occupation of Gezi Park, the eviction on July 15, 2013, and the protests that have continued in the aftermath. It includes interviews with many participants and footage never before seen.
During the Gezi process, the painter Noyan Yayla has always been critical about the government and reacted to the brutal police interventions through his art, and he has been fired by the Güray Seramik House, where he was working. His ceramic work with the graffiti tag, “Shut up, Tayyip!”written on it was broken into pieces. The incident has aroused the [...] → Read the full article…
A song for Lobna Allami who has been hit in the head by a tear gas capsule during the Gezi Park protests.
Başlangıç (The Beginning) tells the story of the anti-government protests that gripped Turkey from May 2013.
What began as an occupation of a central Istanbul park by environmental protesters angry at plans to develop it into a shopping center, quickly developed into nationwide protests against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his increasingly conservative Islamic policies.
Filmed & produced by Dominic Brown