Screening of Turkish Movie “Set Off”

Small Hall Documentary Monday English Friendly
Gitmek, deu-tur, 2019, 63 min,
Sound:kurdish, turkish
English subtitles

The city of Kobani lies in Syria on the border of the sphere of influence of the Islamic State, Turkey and the Kurds. Representatives of these three opposing parties battled it out between the years 2014 and 2016 during a war conflict that claimed the lives of many civilians, including thirty-three Turkish citizens who had come there beforehand for various reasons. Conceptualized as a film in their memory, the filmmakers use symbolism to follow their fateful journey as they set off for a city in ruins. The footage is complemented by double exposures of the survivors’ faces, who tell of the untimely deaths of their friends and relatives.
„Set Off was an exercise about how and what to tell, after an unmourned disaster; a journey parallel to theirs, daydreaming in the middle of a conflict zone, where landscape deconstructs power regimes.“ M. E. Büyükcoskun

Event detail

Event start
24. 2. 2020 20:45 - 22:15
Vodičkova 791, 110 00, New Town (Kino Světozor)
Organizing Institution
Documentary Monday, MFDF Ji.hlava
Event type
Film screening