Audience Emancipated

  • 9 10
  • 2016
  • 47min

With a strong militant signature, this film documents the struggle of the defenders of the last independent cinema of Istanbul, threatened by the imminent construction of a commercial mall.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: DokLeipzig/ Which Human Rights?/ Docudays/ International Labor Film Festival/ URBANFEST.Rivne/ CANactions International Architecture Festival/ Side Look Festival/ Docudays UA International Travelling Human Rights Documentary Film Festival/ International Human Rights Documentary Days/ Globale Mittelhensen Film Festival

Audience Emmancipated. The struggle for the Emek Movie Theater

Made out of several video recordings made by many people, this film makes a chronicle of the resistance against the demolition of the Emek, the last independent movie theatre in Istanbul.

This movement served as an space collectively construct the idea of a new publicness that gained visibility with the Gezi Resistance to the cinema screen through a political mobilization for cinema itself.

Production Companies

Emek Bizim İstanbul Bizim

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