Thursday Cinema
Mei Shi Jie
[Meishi Street]

Salt Galata

November 17, 2016 19.00

Meishijie 2006 <i>Mei Shi Jie</i> [Meishi Sokağı] (2006) belgeselinden bir kare ©Icarus film
Still from Mei Shi Jie [Meishi Street] (2006) ©Icarus film
SALT Galata, Auditorium

Mei Shi Jie [Meishi Street] (2006)
Director: Ou Ning
85 minutes
Mandarin; Turkish and English subtitles

In order to widen traffic routes for the 2008 Olympic Games, the Beijing Municipal Government orders the demolition of entire neighborhoods in the city. Evictees of Meishi Street, located next to the city’s center and main Tiananmen Square, fight through endless bureaucracy and the indifferences of fellow citizens for their right to keep their homes. Filming exclusive footage of the eviction process with video cameras provided by the director, renown artist and curator Ou Ning, the documentary enables these citizens to tell a vivid intimacy of their stories.

Thursday Cinema is supported by Garanti Mortgage. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.