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Election in Turkey

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5:30 Min., arte Metropolis, 1.11.2015 A short program about artists, actors and journalists in Turkey after the bomb attacks in Ankara, Octobre 2015. Just befor the election on November 1 the art scene in Turkey was rebellious than ever. Despite a ban on demonstrations in Taksim Square, a theater group is performing in memory of […]

On The Run

Thomas Büsch
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11 Min., KAICIID Dialogue Centre , 17.11.2014 The current crisis in Iraq and Syria is not caused by religious differences, but it has its roots in the policies implemented in the past three decades. Nevertheless, it is an example of criminal misuse and manipulation of religious identities. The documentary aims to capture the disastrous consequences […]

Censorship in Turkey

Thomas Büsch
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6 Min., arte – metropolis, 16.7.2012 Erdogan, who dabbled in amateur dramatics as a student, has a reputation for wearing his heart on his sleeve. But his tirades against „arrogant, alcoholic actors“ and an arts establishment he claims holds ordinary people in contempt have shocked Turkey. Theatres cannot take government subsidies and then criticise the […]

Difficult Dialogue

Thomas Büsch
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6 Min., 3sat – Kulturzeit, 16.1.2012 Armenia, France and Turkey End of December 2011, France passed a law stating that the denial be of the Armenian genocide should become punishable. This is a provocation to Turkey, where it is banned to this day to talk about the genocide of the Armenians at all. What is […]

Religion of the World

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Three part series about religious minorities in Turkey ORF – Religionen der Welt, 2005 Alevies 5 min. 2005 A brief look at the Turkish minority group called the Alevies. We see them on a day of celebration and find out about their tradition. Mevlevi 5 min. 2005 A brief overview of the Turkish Mevlevi Order […]