Agence Le Journal photojournalist Emin Özmen’s documentary Witnessing Gezi – Gezi Tanıklığı is awarded First Prize in World Press Photo’s Multimedia 2014 Contest. Source: worldpressphoto.org
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.
Taksim Commune: Gezi Park And The Uprising In Turkey from brandon jourdan on Vimeo.
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
As the protest sparked by the government’s plan to destroy Gezi Park in Istanbul to replace with yet another shopping mall (and a barracks) enters its 8th day, we spoke with journalist and film director Metin Yeğin who has been at the demonstrations in Istanbul. We asked him first of all to give us a background to the protest, the [...] → Read the full article…