GREATEST COMMON FACTOR

SALT GALATA

FEBRUARY 6 – FEBRUARY 7, 2016

Eric Baudelaire 2011 2011 yapımı <i>The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images</i> [May ve Fusako Shigenobu’nun Seferi, Masao Adachi ve İmgesiz 27 Yıl] filminden bir kare
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Still from the film The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011)
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SALT Galata, Auditorium
February 6-7, 15.00-20.00



Organized in collaboration with Fol Cinema, Greatest Common Factor will consider and recount moments of political and cultural uncertainty at the end of the 1970s through film screenings and history talks at SALT Galata and SALT Ulus.

While political uncertainty often carries with it hope, expectations of tomorrow prompt visualizations of different states of living. Through the prism of feminist movements Greatest Common Factor looks at youth movements and unionizations that stem from these expectations. The program at SALT is composed of screenings, with talks at SALT Galata, exploring internationalisms in the regions surrounding Turkey.

The films How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon and The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images track the developments of the Left in the 1970s from a more recent perspective, whereas Bir Gün Mutlaka [Some Day Without Fail] and The Nightcleaners, produced in the 1970s, are of their time.

Curator: Zeynep Öz


This program is realized with the support of SPOT, Sarar and Hotel Comfort Beige.


PROGRAM



February 6, Saturday

15.00-18.30 Screenings
Bir Gün Mutlaka [Some Day Without Fail] (1975)
Director: Bilge Olgaç
90 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

The Nightcleaners (1975)
Director: Berwick Street Film Collective (Marc Karlin, Mary Kelly, James Scott and Humphry Trevelyan)
90 minutes
English; Turkish subtitles

The screenings will be followed by a Q&A with James Scott.

19.00-19.45
From the 70s to the 80s: Towards a Politics of Gender
Talk by Hazal Halavut
English


February 7, Sunday

15.00-17.30 Screenings
The Anabasis of May and Fusako Shigenobu, Masao Adachi and 27 Years Without Images (2011)
Director: Eric Baudelaire
66 minutes
French, English, Japanese; Turkish subtitles

How I Learned to Overcome My Fear and Love Arik Sharon (1997)
Director: Avi Mograbi
61 minutes
Hebrew; Turkish and English subtitles

18.00-18.30
The 1960's New Left and Its Becomings: Disenchantment, Anabasis, Haunting
Talk by Fadi Bardawil
English

19.00-19.45
Gaps, Silences, Ruptures: Looking from the 1970s onto the 2010s
Talk by Seda Altuğ
English

Panel: Fadi Bardawil and Hazal Halavut moderated by Seda Altuğ
English


Seda Altuğ teaches at Boğaziçi University, ATA Institute. She has publications on French-Syria as well as various dimensions of the the current uprising in Syria.

Fadi Bardawil is Assistant Professor of Contemporary Arab Cultures in the Department of Asian Studies at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. His writings have appeared in Journal for Palestine Studies, Kulturaustausch, Jadaliyya, and Al-Akhbar.

Eric Baudelaire is a visual artist and filmmaker. He is known for his research-based practice and has presented his films at the FIDMarseille, Locarno, Toronto, New York and Rotterdam film festivals.

Hazal Halavut is a research assistant at Boğaziçi University Turkish Language and Literature Department. She is one of the editors of the online feminist journal 5Harfliler.

Avi Mograbi studied art and philosophy in Tel Aviv. Amongst numerous awards his films have won the Amnesty Award at the Rotterdam Film Festival, the Peace Film Award at the Berlinale and Best Documentary Film in São Paulo.

Bilge Olgaç began her career as an assistant to Memduh Ün and wrote most screenplays of her 33 films. Olgaç passed away during a fire in her apartment in Istanbul, 1994.

Berwick Street Film Collective was co-founded by Marc Karlin and James Scott, and is credited with directing two films between 1974 and 1978.
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