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HubMiddle East Through Films

Topics
Discrimination / Gender & Sexuality / Migration / Memory / Civic rights / Community development Public space
Disciplines
Research Heritage Film and cinema
The region we live in, namely the Middle East, has preserved its place on our agenda with wars, destruction of cities and bombs as well as riots, resistances and struggles. The idea that “Every nation creates its own Orient” merges with the question how much the peoples of Turkey and the Middle East know each other, and to what degree this acquaintance is imaginary, fictitious or stereotypical. Moreover, it is noteworthy to underline that orientalism inevitably perceives the Middle East as a monolithic society, ignoring the vast differences between societies. We believe in the power of cinema to question such ideas, and to open the path for different peoples to get to know each other, to act in solidarity and to organize collective struggles. Therefore, based on the idea that we can take steps to overcome this artificial distance between peoples by means of cinema by highlighting what is overlooked, neglected and forgotten, we want to organize a Middle East Films Festival in Ankara. To this end, in the first phase of the project, we are going to organize activities that lay the base for the festival. We expect these events to appeal to audiences who are interested in cinema, predominantly the Middle East cinema, cultural life and history, to people who struggle for peace and democracy in our country and the world, and to non-governmental organizations.
Ankara
ADA Educational Cooperative
ADA came together in late 2016 and was established in January 2017 by “peace academics” dismissed from universities by decree-laws during the state of emergency.
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Ankara
ADA Educational Cooperative
adakoop.org
ADA came together in late 2016 and was established in January 2017 by “peace academics” dismissed from universities by decree-laws during the state of emergency. ADA's goals are: - Creating an autonomous space for researchers and academics who regard their academic studies as an interference to social life as a whole and whose aim is to contribute to critical thinking and scientific production; - Establishing a substructure to conduct scientific research with emancipated academic imagination; - Generating and sharing collective knowledge; - Democratising knowledge generation. ADA conducts activities in a wide range of fields including: culture, arts, education, minorities. 49 registered members with a wide social base.
Ankara
New Life Association
New Life Association was founded in 2016 as a platform for all the religious and ethnic groups for the purpose of constructing a new life together.
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Ankara
New Life Association
New Life Association was founded in 2016 as a platform for all the religious and ethnic groups for the purpose of constructing a new life together. A women’s council is a critical component of its organizational structure and the activities are mostly conducted through the women’s council. New Life Association's activities focus on the fields of culture and arts, including individual activities such as film screenings, debates, autograph sessions, etc. It also conducts activities together with other local organizations in Ankara. There are approximately 50 members along with 25 activists.
Ankara
Aramızda
Aramızda is established in 2017 as feminist academics expelled from their universities as a result of Turkey’s purge of critical academics and feminist academics and students who still struggle to produce feminist knowledge within the universities.
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Ankara
Aramızda
aramizda.org.tr/
Aramızda (Association for Gender Research) is established in 2017 as feminist academics expelled from their universities as a result of Turkey’s purge of critical academics and feminist academics and students who still struggle to produce feminist knowledge within the universities. As Turkish government’s pressure on university autonomy and academic freedom as well as it’s assault on gender equality, women’s and LGBT+ rights continue, Aramızda believes in the importance of strengthening solidarity among feminist and queer academics and students. Aramızda's objective is to foster an empowering and liberating knowledge production process that has become impossible within Turkish universities.

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Talk with Rûken Tekeş on the film “Aether”

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Talk with Vatche Boulghourjian on the film “Tramontane”

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Talk with Kıvanç Sezer on the film “Capernaum”

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Talk with Ali Golestaneh on “Culture and Arts in the Middle East”

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Panel on “Politics, Conflict and Social Movements in the Middle East”

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Talk with Hüseyin Karabey on the film “Were Dengê Min”

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