Yalan Dunya Film presents an essay film by Andrea Luka Zimmerman featuring text and readings by John Berger
"A work as profound as it is protesting". (Sight & Sound Critic’s Choice, best films of 2013, Sukhdev Sandhu).
“A whisper of what we do to people” (Hackney Citizen, London Film Festival, October 2013)
"In other words, what is true of dogs and other animals – that some humans seek to exclude them from their lives for the sake of a ‘sanitised’ (bourgeois?) existence – seems also to be true of people". (WJRC Brown, Notes from the LFF)
“At once a genuinely singular portrait of a world city in transition, an affecting and committed study of those marginalized by globalization and an empathetic vision of resistance through a wholly different register of belonging, Taskafa is that rarest of breeds, a work of poetry and praise, singing of the heightened daily joys that come from a true comradeship between species.” (Gareth Evans, Film curator Whitechapel Gallery, London).
Director, Camera: Andrea Luka Zimmerman
Readings from his novel King: John Berger
Producer: Gulen Guler
Co-Producer: Bill McAlister
Editor: Alper Sen (Artıkİşler Collective)
Taşkafa: HD, 66 minutes, 2013; a Turkish / UK Production; English, Turkish, German (English subtitles)
© Yalan Dunya Film Yapim Ltd / Andrea Luka Zimmerman 2013