Movies that Matter Festival: Roots and Soil

Sat 23 March
→ Sat 30 March
Times vary

Presented by Movies That Matter

One year after the devastating earthquake. Movies that Matter together with Studio Polat and Beeld & Geluid hosts the exhibition and talk ‘Roots and Soil’ in collaboration with the students and teachers of Kalyon University from Gaziantep in Turkey.

Photographer Ahmet Polat studies the aftershocks of the Gaziantep earthquake one year on with students and lecturers from Hasan Kalyoncu University. Syrian artist and student Hamzaeh Sharrack shares his unique perspective on his current hometown and looks back at the conflict just 60 km away in Syria.

The exhibition will open with an artist talk on their experiences as artists in the region.

Artist Talk

Join the conversation, led by Ersin Kiris, as Ahmet Polat and students will delve deeper and experience what role such traumatic events and recovering from them play for the region’s artists, and how these experiences manifest themselves in their artistic expressions.

  • Saturday 23 March, from 16.00–18.00
Practical Information

From March 23rd to March 30th, the exhibition is free to visit at The Grey Space in the Middle.

Tickets for the talk are sold through Movies That Matter. For any inquiries, please contact them through their website.

Movies That Matter

Movies that Matter wants to broaden views for human rights. Their core tasks are the screening of human rights related films and the stimulation of screenings of human-rights films. The core tasks are realised with the annual Movies that Matter festival,  educational work, the organisation of events, with advice inland and abroad and the support of festivals worldwide.

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