8 December 2019 ° sss: f + Prison NR. 5: 1980 – 84 ° FILMS SCREENING

Free Entrance – Screening starts at 4pm / exhibition is open from 1pm

sss: f (sürekli sert sessiz: f / continuous tough silent: f) 

On October 20th, 2000, 284 prisoners started to death-fast and 1249 prisoners started to hunger-strike in 48 prisons in Turkey. The prisoners demanded the abrogation of ‘anti-terror law’ and stopping the building of the f-type (isolation) prisons. On December 19th, 2000, an operation named ‘back to life’ was simultaneously realized in 20 of the 48 prisons. As a result of the operation, 32 people, 2 of whom were soldiers, lost their lives. Despite everything, f-type prisons have been actualized.

co-director: özlem sarıyıldız, idil soyseçkin, 

2001, 9’27”

5 NO’LU CEZAEVİ: 1980 – 84 / PRISON NR. 5: 1980 – 84

This is a documentary about Diyarbakir prison where some of the most horrific atrocities of state terror in recent history took place after the military coup of 12th September 1980. The documentary exposes how the use of systematic torture and turkification policies were imposed by the state upon all prisoners of which most of were Kurdish prisoners. While the Turkish military authorities describe the prison as a “military school”, the prisoners describe it as “years of indescribable brutality”. The only way to break the chain of atrocities was to resist and sacrifice yourself. The prisoners took up the challenge to break it and 3 decades later director Çayan Demirel takes up the challenge again to show us what happened.

Yönetmen / Director: Çayan Demirel

Süre / Time: 97’

Yapım Yılı / Year of Production: 2009

Dil / Language: Türkçe Turkish

Altyazılar Subtitles: İngilizce / English 

Yapım Şirketi Production: Surela Film Yapım