Cappadox Festival

arte metropolis about the cappadox festival in Turkey one week before the early election in Turkey 2018.

Searching Traces

The Turkish association diyalog and the Sustainable Design Collective, Malta, are organizing the next video workshop between June 18 and 26 in Malta in cooperation with the Sudanese Migration Association, Spark15, Rima and the Foundation for Support and Shelter to Migrants. This workshop is part of the Mahalla festival organized by diyalog. The video workshops […]

Cartoonists as Court Artists

Many journalists are imprisoned in Turkey. If it comes to the process, the cartoonists are the one who spread images from the court. Zeynep Özatalay and Murat Başol are known for their imaginative, artistic illustrations. Now they are voluntarily pursuing political processes, documenting them graphically and sharing them on social networks. arte metropolis February 2018 […]

Mahalla Festival

Short video about the Mahalla festival in Istanbul September 2017 in the frame of parallel events of the 15th Istanbul Biennial. Camera: Fide Dayo, Georg Graw, Yasin Baran Editing: Thomas Büsch Istanbul November 2017 No related posts.

15th Istanbul Biennial

The 15th Istanbul Biennial curated by Michael Elmgreen and Ingar Dragset takes place in Istanbul.

Culture in Malta

On the occasion of the EU Presidency of Malta, we look at the Maltese art scene of 2017. In a time of crisis with regard to the identity of the EU and the refugee crisis, the focus of this Presidency will also be Europe’s migration crisis and cultural identity. No related posts.

The Turkish Referendum

A path to dictatorship? On 16 April, the Turkish people will decide on the introduction of a presidential system to further strengthen the powers of President Erdoğan. As the referendum divides a whole nation, “ARTE Re:” shows: Erdoğan’s referendum – a path to dictatorship? 30 min. HD arte RE – 13. April 2017 No related […]

In The Dark Times

A Culture in Exile Teaser of the documentary In The Dark Times. FHD, 85 min. A film by Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch Produced by the Goethe-Institut Istanbul World premiere of the movie, June 15, 2016 at Pera Museum, Istanbul. Screening at THE FRAME THAT BLINDS US in Plowdiw July 1, 2017. In the dark […]

Theater in the State of Emergency

An unprecedented wave of redundancies is shaking the stage world in Turkey. Twenty actors and directors were removed after the failed coup attempt in July from the Istanbul City Theatre. Arte Metropolis, September 25th. No related posts.

Rainbow Centre

Syrian migrants at the rainbow centre in Gaziantep, Southeast Turkey. A movie by Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch. © Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation Istanbul, Turkey 2016 No related posts.

A Country in the State of Emergency

Pulverfass Türkei Intro of a documentary about life in Turkey after the failed coup attempt in July 2016. November 16, 2016 at ZDF info, watch it online A documentary by Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch Assistant: Katharina Schmidt and Tahsin Bilge Avcı Producer: Marta Werner Production: ECO Media TV on behalf of ZDF info. No […]


Barriers on the Passage to Europe Trailer of a short movie by the film workshop-group Chance of Diversity Full HD, 25 min. 2016 Idea Sabine Küper-Büsch Screenplay and directing staff Jerar Aghabashian, Tahsin Bilge Avcı, Josefine Berkholz, Thomas Büsch, Batool Mohammad, Nazlı Mayuk, Nadine Al Lahham, Maximiliane Schneider and Can Yeşiloğlu Cast Eloise – Johanna […]

Forum on Culture and Humanitarian Relief

15 min Directed by Sabine Küper-Büsch and Thomas Büsch Produced by the Goethe-Institut Amman Written by Günther Hasenkamp and Sebastian Fischer Language consultant Manuela Thurner PhD In the fall of autumn 2015, the Goethe-Institut hosted a ”Forum on Culture and Humanitarian Relief” in Amman (Jordan). The key question: What is the potential of culture in […]

Kulturakademie Tarabya

The Cultural Academy Tarabya was initiated by the German parliament in 2011. It has an artist-in-residence program for artists of different scopes and it is dedicated to the idea of contributing to the German-Turkish cultural exchange, enabeling artistic encounters as well as cooperations. The residence in Tarabya may inspire the artists and may help them […]

Election in Turkey

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 […]


Trailer StreetWalking critically examines the urban transformation of Istanbul and Berlin with image, sound and video and documents the associated changes in living conditions as a creative mobile archive with its own mobile App. StreetWalking aims at a collective narration through the common use of mobile communication devices such as smartphones: residents of different districts […]

Third Mardin Biennial

The Mardin Biennial connects the magnificent city with it’s mythologies this time. In the Video you see Yavuz Tenyeli’s work “The last bridge”. It is located in the Monastry Mor Efrem, an abondened Chaldean convent. Metin Eryilmaz is an assyrian Christian collecting historical daily objects. The collector and his museal home are also part of […]

Searching Traces

11 Min., Goethe-Institut Istanbul, 15.01.2015 Video documentary about a workshop series with immigrants from the middle east staying in Istanbul. These wrokshops were organized by the Goethe-Institut and the InEnArt team in December 2014 in Turkey. with Videos by Moawia Shannan Mais Mhd Renas Mele Hossam Abuu Ali Mohamad Fares Bassel Halabi Camera and Editing […]

On The Run

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 […]

Refugess in North Iraq

A report form refugee camps in nothern Iraq. Christian and Yezidi refugees describe what happened in the Islamic State (IS).- No related posts.