“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.
Living With Leviathan
Şirin Bahar Demirel
2013 / Turkey / 11 min
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"Because when ordinary people who share funny cat videos on the social media start to spread information about what to do in case of being taken into custody, it's called state terrorism." This is a personal story about a nationwide uprising, the Occupy Gezi movement in Turkey, in the summer of 2013. More of an open letter than a documentary, this movie tries to show how Turkish youth say "No!" to the despotic regime and the police brutality.