Filmmakers Showcase: TASKAFA, STORIES OF THE STREET + DIR. Q&A | DocHouse

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Filmmakers Showcase: TASKAFA, STORIES OF THE STREET + DIR. Q&A

A specially curated showcase featuring some of the most creative and visually inventive doc makers working today.
Dir: Andrea Luka Zimmerman
United Kingdom / Turkey / 2013 / 66mins

An exploration of memory and belonging told through the story of Istanbul’s community of street dogs and supported by readings from John Berger. Despite major attempts by Istanbul's rulers, politicians and planners over the last 400 years to erase them, the city’s street dogs have persisted thanks to an enduring alliance with small communities that recognize and defend their right to co-exist.

The film uses readings by essayist and critic Berger, from his novel King, a story of hope, dreams and resistance, told from the perspective of a dog. In Taskafa, this voice is gifted to a range of perspectives: to dogs, a city and, finally, to history and takes the viewer on a journey from Karakoy to Hayirsiz ada.

Offering a collage of testimonials this moving essay film opens a window on the contested relationship between people, animals, power and who controls a city’s identity.

The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Director Andrea Luka Zimmerman hosted by Alisa Lebow.

Alisa Lebow is a documentary filmmaker, scholar, and writer. She currently teaches film studies at the University of Sussex. Alisa lived and taught in Istanbul in the early 2000's and continues to have strong personal and professional ties to the city.  Her latest research project is about independent and documentary filmmaking in Egypt since the revolution: www.filmingrevolution.org. 

This new strand is a specially curated showcase featuring some of the most creative and visually inventive doc makers working today. Click here for more on our Filmmakers Showcase strand.

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Date: Tue 2 February, 2016
Time: 18:30
Price: £9 (£7 Concessions)
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