Category Archives: Documentary

Notes To The Future – Patti Smith

Listen my children and you shall hear the sound of your own steps, the sound of your hereafter. Memory awaits and turns to greet you, draping its banner across your wrists. Wake up arms, delicate feet. For as one to march the streets!

Poem: Patti Smith / Translation: İnan Mayıs Aru / Editing: Yağmur Telli Yücel / Graphics: Çağatay Apaydın / Music: Vladimír Godár – Záhrada VII. (Emeleia)

Footage in this film are taken from various recordings shot during Gezi Uprising and shared on the net as “Gezi Video Archives”. Thanks to all resistance cameramen.

13 October 2013

The Beginning

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.

Başlangıç – Istanbul Rising from Dominic Brown on Vimeo.

Filmed & produced by Dominic Brown