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Sunday

Taskafa: Stories of the Street- Andrea Zimmerman

w/
Q&A
11:00
Big Tent
Taskafa: Stories of the Street- Andrea Zimmerman (2013, 66min)

Taskafa is an artist’s essay film about memory and the most necessary forms of belonging, both to a place and to history, through a search for the role played in the city by Istanbul’s street dogs and their relationship to its human populations. Through this exploration, the film opens a window on the contested relationship between power and the public, community and categorisation (in location and identity), and the ongoing struggle / resistance against a single way of seeing and being. Despite several 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 widespread civilian communities, which recognize and defend their right to co-exist.

Followed by Q&A with Jerry Rothwell

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