Urgent Call For Solidarity!
Turkish government has declared a war to all who are standing against the ongoing state oppression, censorship, injustice and the ones who are calling for peace in Turkey. Thereupon rights and freedoms have been violated under the conditions of the State of Emergency. Academics who call for peace and civil servants have been removed and banned from their public service positions, while journalists and politicians have been arrested and put in prison. Filmmakers took their share from this pressure by being blacklisted and their artistic facilities have been subjected to heavy constraints.
We, the filmmakers of Turkey, who came together in the 67th Berlin Film Festival, are behind our very first call for peace. Therefore, we are calling for support from our colleagues all over the world to rise up the solidarity against censorship, oppression and war politics.
Filmmakers for Peace
Camera: Murat Bay
Editor: Selda Taşkın