Category: Film

Documentary on Turkey’s ‘Ugly King’ Yılmaz Güney to be screened at the East End Film Festival 2018

  A young filmmaker sets out to walk in the footsteps of Yılmaz Güney, the legendary Turkish-Kurdish director, actor and activist. Güney’s films are described as “the essence of life” by Austrian auteur Michael Haneke. Born in Adana, southern Turkey, in 1937, Güney made a name championing Turkey’s most marginal citizens on and off the […]

East End Film Festival to screen Onur Saylak’s hard-hitting refugee drama Daha/More

Released last year to critical acclaim, Turkish actor Onur Saylak’s directorial debut Daha (More) puts the spotlight on the smuggling of refugees from the war-torn Middle East into economically ravaged Greece. The story is an impressive screen adaptation of Hakan Günday’s award-winning thriller of the same name, told from the point of view of a […]

Şenay Camgöz presents a series of films about her “fierce HALA”

  From this Thursday to Saturday, the public will be able to see artwork produced by emerging artists, designers and makers at The Menier Gallery in Southwark, as they conclude their year of intensive creative study on the City Lit Foundation Diploma in Art & Design. Among those exhibiting is a young filmmaker called Şenay Camgöz, who […]