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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

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Başlangıç & La Badil to screen at FICIP Argentina

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...

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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Başlangıç - Istanbul rising

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...

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