Başlangıç (The Beginning) is a short film about the anti-government protests that started in Istanbul, Turkey in May 2013.
What began as an occupation of a central Istanbul park by environmental protesters angry with plans to develop it into a shopping centre and replica Ottoman-era military barracks, quickly developed into nationwide protests against Prime Minister Erdoğan and his increasingly conservative Islamic policies.
Filmed & produced by Dominic Brown
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Two of our films, Başlangıç & La Badil, will screen at the International Film Festival of Political Cinema, held in Buenos Aires Argentina, from May 8 - 14. Exploring civil resistance struggles in Turkey and Western Sahara, the films were produced and directed by Dominic Brown. Our feature length film about the life and time...
Wednesday, July 10, 2013
A short film on the anti-government protests that have gripped Turkey over the last couple of months has just been released on Dancing Turtle. Başlangıç (The Beginning) shows how what began as an occupation of a central Istanbul park by environmental protesters angry at plans to develop it into a shopping centre, quickly developed in...