Plot: A Turkish nationalist Zeki Abaz (Slim Khezri) targets a Turkish-Armenian Journalist Kegham Hakobian (David Light), after giving a speech at UCLA on Armenian Genocide of 1915. Zeki confronts Kegham for Violating the Notorious law "Article 301". A story inspired by the assassination of Hrant Dink in Jan. 2007 in Istanbul, Turkey.
ARTICLE 301 (short film, 2007)
Written, Produced, and Directed: Matthew Van, Barry Taft
Director of Photography: Steven Garcia
Starring: Slim Khezri, David Light, Johnathan Engel
Music: Greg Hosharian (*additional music by LAILA)
Article 301 (Turkish Penal Code), a controversial article of the Turkish Penal Code making it illegal to insult Turkey, the Turkish ethnicity, or Turkish government institutions. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Article_301_(Turkish_Penal_Code)
Hrant Dink (Armenian: Հրանդ Տինք), a Turkish-Armenian editor, journalist and columnist http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hrant_Dink