MIGRATION
Koçer

Winner of Best Documentary Award
20th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition

ZÜLFÜ LİVANELİ: A VOICE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
Zülfü Livaneli: Doğu ve Batı Arasında Bir Ses

Winner of Best Documentary Audience Award
20th Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition

 

Migration | Kocer

The film depicts the story of children forced to leave school early in the spring and taken to the uplands in a donkey’s saddlebag, which is also a tough life for their families.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition (2015): Best Documentary
  • International Environmental Film Festival, Turkey (2015)
  • Kar Film Festival, Turkey (2015)

Director RAMAZAN DİNLER

Ramazan DinlerRamazan Dinler was born in 1987, in the village of Gürmeşe of Kızıltepe, Mardin. He spent his childhood in a remote corner of Anatolia. During the years of primary and secondary school, he was in Gürmeşe and Kızıltepe. For his undergraduate degree he attended Anadolu University’s Department of Sociology in Eskişehir but he left in its second year. In 2011 he started studying in Erciyes University Faculty of Communications in Kayseri where he received his bachelor’s degree.

Zulfu Livaneli - A Voice Between East and West | Dogu ve Bati Arasinda Bir Ses

SATURDAY, MARCH 26, 2016
12:00 pm
Alfond Auditorium

Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston

Winners of Best Documentary Jury
& Audience Awards

Award Ceremony after film screening

MIGRATION / Koçer
Directed by Ramazan Dinler
Doc. / 2015 / 20 min. / with English subtitles

ZÜLFÜ LİVANELİ: A VOICE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST / Zülfü Livaneli: Doğu ve Batı Arasında Bir Ses

Directed by Orhan Çalışır,
Cengiz Kültür and Dirk Meissner 

Doc. / 2014 / 60 min. / with English subtitles

Zülfü Livaneli is one of the most popular artists in Turkey: a musician, film director, author and an important voice in political life. Livaneli is a bridge builder between East and West. The documentary about Zülfü Livaneli’s life and work starts at Taksim Square right in the heart of Istanbul. The film is a mixture of concerts, interviews with friends and companions, and a homestory of the artist.

 

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival Documentary and Short Film Competition (2015): Best Documentary Audience Award
  • Adana International Golden Boll Film Festival (2014)
  • Malatya International Film Festival (2014)
 

Directors ORHAN ÇALIŞIR, CENGİZ KÜLTÜR and DIRK MEISSNER

Orhan Çalışır (1963) has been living in Germany since 1982. He entered the field of journalism after graduating from university. Between 1997 – 1998 he did a course in radio journalism. Since then he has been working as a free-lance journalist for the state-owned German radios (ARD) and since 1998 as a documentary maker as well. He makes both interviews and documentaries of different lengths for different TV channels.  Filmography: Akkuyu (2001), Das Dorf und das AKW (2001, WDR), Torf - Wie die türkischen Gastarbeiter nach Lohne kamen (2009, RadioBremen/NDR), Luftwurzeln (2011), Heimaterde (2012, ARD), Zülfü Livaneli – A Voice Between East and West (2014).

 

Cengiz KulturCengiz Kültür 1970) has been living in Germany since 1979. After completing his vocational training at the Vulkan Shipyard in Bremen, he did a professional training course for cameramen between 1998 – 2000. Having started his career as an assistant cameraman, he became a cameraman in 2001. He mostly works for the German state-owned radio and TV channel ARD, mainly in the field of news reports and documentaries. Filmography: Spargel statt Stütze (2006, ARD-Exklusiv), Horst Janson, höchstpersönlich (2007, ARD), Janina Hartwig, höchstpersönlich (2007, ARD), Paul Potts, höchstpersönlich (2007, ARD), Abschied-Wie Kinder trauern (2008, ARD), Torf-Wie die türkischen Gastarbeiter nach Lohne kamen (2009, RadioBremen/NDR), Luftwurzeln (2011), Geschichte im Ersten, Kofferkinder (2013, ARD), Zülfü Livaneli – A Voice Between East and West (2014).

 
Dirk Meissner

Dirk Meißner (Bonn, 1972), between 1997-1999, after graduating from university, specialized in journalism at various TV and radio channels, as well as journalism schools. In 2000, upon completion of his professional training at different media institutions, he started working for Bremen Radio and Television. Currently he is mainly active as an electronic book publisher and trainer while still producing documentaries of different lengths for the channels ARD and NDR. Filmography: Die Streuner-Connection (2004, ARD-Exclusiv), Operation Klo (2004, ARD-Exclusiv), Tod im Eis, Alfred Wegener und seine Erben (2005, RadioBremen/NDR), Spargel statt Stütze (2006, ARD-Exclusiv), Torf, Wie die türkischen Gastarbeiter nach Lohne kamen (2009, RadioBremen/NDR), Bilderbuch Bremerhaven-Stadt am Meer (2009, ARD), Höchstpersönlich, Weihnachtsspezial (2011, ARD), Heimaterde (2012, ARD), Zülfü Livaneli – A Voice Between East and West (2014).

 
 
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