bi’bakino #62


Thursday 28.06.2018 at 19:00
The screening will be followed by an open discussion with the activist Nazlı on the past and present of the LGBTI+ movement in Turkey, raising the questions on mobilization in times of oppression and new ways of migration.

Transvestites / Travestiler (Aykut Atasay, 2007)
Overtime / Fazla Mesai (Gürcan Keltek, 2012)
Moira (Nilgün Küçükbatman, 2016)
Rebirth / Yeniden Doğuş (Zehra Gökçimen & Gökçe Oraloğlu, 2017)
Solo (Sertaç Koyuncu, 2017)
Muttering / Homur Homur (Simay Çalışkan & Nergis Karadağ, 2017)

Everything you want to know about ‘Transvestites‘ is in this mockumentary. In Overtime, we hear sounds of workers, both day and night, on the streets, in factories and studios. Moira is a daily ballad for Boysan, Zeliş and Mert. Rebirth is a dance ritual which turns into recreation of the self. A DYI rebellion against ‘the looks’ is traced in Solo. And there is no place for haters in Muttering.

Pink Life QueerFest curated the Lubunya* – Queer Shorts from Turkey event with short documentary and fiction LGBTI+ films from Turkey from mid-2000s to today. The selection intends to open up a debate on the past, present and future of queer cinema and the LGBTI+ movement in Turkey.

Turkish with English subtitles.

Event Guest: Nazlı
Nazlı is a lesbian feminist activist and a Phd student in anthropology, interested in queer migration and digital media. She lives in Berlin since January 2017.

*Lubunya, a slang term used in Turkey that includes a spectrum of queer sexualities.

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