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Kobanê International Film Festival kicks off today

The Festival will run until 19 November and will present a selection of some 80 films from all over the world. Everything is set for the opening, today, of the Kobanê International Film Festival.

The Festival will end on 19 November and it promises to present a very rich and wide selections of long and short features, animation, documentaries from all over the world.

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Interview with Hasim Aydemir, director of “14 July”

On 12 September 1980, the Turkish army carried out a military coup arresting thousands of Kurds and revolutionaries in the country. In Diyarbakir, the ‘capital’ of North Kurdistan, Prison no 5 became synonymous of torture, inhuman violence but also of incredible resistance.

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New hearing at trial against directors of Bakur documentary

Award-winning filmmaker Çayan Demirel and veteran journalist Ertuğrul Mavioğlu are under trial for their documentary ‘Bakur’.

On Wednesday a press statement was organised by Susma (the Platform against self-censorship and censorship) with the participation of scores of directors, actors, cinema people. The statement called for an end to this “unjust trial, which is not only against universal law but also against the Constitution, the European Court of Human Rights and the Constitutional Court decisions. ”

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