Living with Leviathan

 

2013, 11’25’’, Documentary

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.

Written & Directed by: Şirin Bahar DEMIREL

Original Music by: Tolga GÜRPINAR

Screenings

– American Documentary Film Festival, California, USA, 2015

– 31st Kassel Documentary Film and Video Festival, Germany, 2014

– 14th Beirut International Film Festival, Lebanon, 2014

– Transmediale Arts & Digital Culture Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2014

– 12th Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 2014

– 26th Istanbul International Short Film Festival, Turkey, 2014

– 17th 1001 Documentary Film Festival, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014

– 27th Festival Les Instants Video, Milan, Italy, 2014

– 21st International Golden Boll Film Festival, Adana, Turkey, 2014

– 8th Thess International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2004

– Let’s CEE Film Festival, Vienna, Austria, 2014

– 5th Human Rights Documentary Days, İzmir, Turkey, 2014

– Ayvalık International Film Festival, Turkey, 2014

– 38th Open Air Filmfest Weiterstadt, Germany, 2014

– FERFILM Festival, Kosovo, 2014

– InTe Cinema Festival, Italy, 2014

– DokuFest, Prizren, Kosovo, 2014

– A Film For Peace Festival, Italy, 2014

– Ankara International Film Festival, Ankara, Turkey, 2014

– 30th FESTROIA International Film Festival, Portugal, 2014

– Urban Research Film & Video Program, Zurich, Switzerland, 2014

– 4th Nar Film Festival, Antep, Turkey, 2014

– 9th International Labor Film Festival, Turkey, 2014

– Human Rights Film Festival BARCELONA / NYC / PARIS, 2014

– SEE à Paris, France, 2014

– The 43rd Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival, Potsdam, Germany, 2014

– Ljubljana International Short Film Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2014

– Hacettepe University Documentary Days, Ankara, Turkey, 2014

– 24th Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Schwerin, Germany, 2014

– Director’s Lounge Contemporary Art & Media, Berlin, Germany, 2014

– Grand Junction Film Festival, Colorado, USA, 2014

Awards

– Best Documentary Award, 8th River Film Festival, Padua, Italy, 2014

– Special Jury Award, 22nd International ContraVision Film Festival, Berlin, Germany, 2014

– Cinematic Achievement Award at the 8th Thess International Short Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece, 2014

– PhoneDox Award, ZagrebDox International Documentary Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2014

– 3rd Best Short Documentary, 20th IFSAK National Short Film Competition, Istanbul, Turkey, 2014

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