Painting local names.
Tarlabasi is a poor neighborhood, near Taksim Square in Istanbul - Turkey, that is almost abandoned. This is because the government wants to demolish for new construction. The poor, especially Kurds, are thus forced to leave their beloved district. There are only a few who keep their heads up and stay in this old city district as long as they can.
The people were so friendly that I wanted to give them something back.
When a guy asked me to paint his name, many residents followed; Shop owners, young people and children ...
Now in June 2013, I dedicate this movie to all the revolutionares who stand up in public against the government in Turkey. Turkish protesters are giving their government the silent treatment.
Hundreds of men and women stood silently Tuesday in Istanbul's Taksim Square emulating the performance artist whose quiet protest Monday night quickly gained him the nickname "Standing Man."
Just an example of what someone can do alone... Paece, Action Hero - The Netherlands