One and the Many Screening: Çıplak Vatandaş [The Naked Citizen]


MARCH 4, 2017 16.30

Gorsel Image2 Ciplak Vatandas 1985 <i>Çıplak Vatandaş</i> (1985) filminden bir kare ©Uzman Filmcilik
Still from Çıplak Vatandaş [The Naked Citizen] (1985) ©Uzman Filmcilik
Çankaya Municipality Contemporary Arts Center, Ankara
Yaşar Kemal Conference Hall

Çıplak Vatandaş [The Naked Citizen] (1985)
Director: Başar Sabuncu
82 minutes
Turkish; English subtitles

The first film of late director Başar Sabuncu, Çıplak Vatandaş [The Naked Citizen] (1985) sets itself apart from films of a similar nature because of its elements that estrange the audience. With the wife of the character pregnant with their fifth child, the film depicts the life of a low-income white-collar worker who, unable to cope with his overwhelming distress, throws himself stark naked onto the streets where he soon becomes a media hero.

Detailing new journalistic approaches, the boom in advertising, and Prime Minister Turgut Özal’s prime-time TV programs titled İcraatin İçinden [Inside the Activity], the film sketches an impressive panorama of Turkey in the 1980s.

Organized in parallel to the exhibition One and the Many, the screening is free. Reservations are not accepted.