Backward Run – Tornistan

Running time: 4’

Production: TUR/FR 2014

An animated film inspired by the events that took place in Turkey in the spring of 2013. The series of demonstrations began on May 28th on Taksim Square in central Istanbul. The protests spread to other regions and cities in Turkey. The direct cause of the outbreak was the plan to construct a shopping centre in Taksim Gezi Park, which is located next to the square. The protesters occupied the park, a camping ground developed, the number of participants grew. “Backward run” focuses on the dramatic dispersing of the demonstration and the television's “reaction,” which constituted of airing documentaries on penguins and reports from a beauty pageant. “Backward run” made use of audio recorded during the protest and the pacification of protesters. “The film you are watching has censored itself.”



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