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Let's see Turkish Film SAF (2018)

Hosted by the Consul of the Munich Balkan Culture Group
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Mon 28 Feb 19:45 - 22:30

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directed by Ali Vatansever, Protected content
Arabic, Turkish with German Subtitles

“‘Saf’ is a word play in Turkish. It means both pure and naïve, and invokes joining the ranks and taking a side. This film is about both - the lack of individual choice and the need to maintain collective dignity in the midst of vicious urban development. This is Istanbul as few films show it.”
- Emma Sinclair-Webb, Turkey Director, Europe and Central Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

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The Fikirtepe district of Istanbul. Urban transformation is sweeping away the poor communities, and Syrian refugees take shelter in deserted buildings. Kamil and his wife Remziye risk losing their home. Unemployed for a long time, Kamil has no choice but to secretly accept a job on a construction site. Not only is he taking the job from a Syrian refugee, he's also working for the company that's destroying the area next door. Oppression and anxiety in his neighborhood and at work, where he's accepted the low wages paid to refugees, gradually transform him. When Kamil disappears, Remziye has to face the consequences of his actions. (Cineuropa)

Director's Biography
Ali Vatansever was born in Istanbul. He studied industrial design at Istanbul Technical University and film at Istanbul Bilgi University and the Rochester Institute of Technology. He made his directorial debut with ”El Yazýsý “ Protected content . “Saf” is his second film.