Film Screening
Ecumenopolis: City without Limits

Salt Beyoğlu

October 28, 2011 18.30

Director: İmre Azem
Walk-in Cinema

Ecological thresholds are surpassed, economic thresholds are surpassed, population thresholds are surpassed, and social harmony is upset. City without Limits is a depiction of neoliberal urbanization. In his first feature-length documentary, İmre Azem takes a holistic approach to İstanbul; he questions the underlying dynamics of the city as much as the change itself. Leading a journey from İstanbul’s demolished slums to the tops of its skyscrapers, from the depths of the Sea of Marmara to the route of the Third Bridge across the Bosphorus, from real estate investors to urban opposition, Azem hopes the viewer will not be a mere spectator to change, but rather will question it.

2011, HDCAM, Turkish, 93’
With English subtitles