SCREENING:
REFLECTIONS FROM MERİÇ
END OF SEASON

SALT BEYOĞLU

MARCH 22, 2015 16.30

Photo: Jonas Mortensen Fotoğraf: Jonas Mortensen
Photo: Jonas Mortensen

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema



16.30
Reflections from Meriç (2013)
Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen
4 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

This short-film -commissioned for Danish national TV- takes the viewer on a trip on the River Meriç, which defines the border between Turkey and Greece. Every year thousands of migrants try to cross the river, and every year many drown in their attempt to enter Europe. The film is narrated by the Turkish fisherman Harim who has often seen migrants in peril. Harim is in a moral dilemma because the current laws forbid him to help the migrants in any way.
Photo: Jonas Mortensen Fotoğraf: Jonas Mortensen
Photo: Jonas Mortensen
16.35
End of Season (2014)
Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen
72 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

End of Season was filmed in 2012 in Üyüklütatar - a small farming village in northwestern Turkey by the River Meriç that marks a section of the border between Turkey and Greece. Until recently the River was the busiest entry point into Europe for illegal migrants. Üyüklütatar is losing its young generation, who migrate to cities to work in factories rather than work on the farms and a group of Romas come as seasonal workers and camp at the village edge. These three notions of migration are explored in the film.

End of Season was filmed during a four month residency at PiST///Research and Production Residency: PIRPIR, with the kind support of Danish Arts Agency and Danish Art Council.


Free admission


Nikolaj Bendix Skyum Larsen’s exhibition End of Dreams is on view at SALT Galata until March 29.
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