Haus of Dragons

Salt Galata

June 29, 2019 16.00

Hausofdragons 2018 <i>Haus of Dragons</i>’tan (2018) bir kare ©Lotte Nielsen
Still from Haus of Dragons (2018) ©Lotte Nielsen
The screening program Haus of Dragons consists of Danish artist Lotte Nielsen’s 2018 short film with the same title as well as two other shorts that she produced in 2016 and 2018 respectively — YAOI: København and YAOI: İstanbul. Taking place in the Auditorium at SALT Galata on June 29, the program will be followed by a conversation between the artist and the audience.

Nielsen’s short films portray the experiences of queer youth in Copenhagen and Istanbul with a poetic documentary style. Focusing on the issues related to identity and gender along with social struggles, the films’ protagonists speak about their families, dreams, concerns, and interactions within the community while using the art of performance to express themselves freely.

The screenings and the conversation are open to all.

YAOI: İstanbul, 2018
Turkish; English subtitles (17 minutes)

YAOI: København, 2016
Danish; English subtitles (12 minutes)

Haus of Dragons, 2018
Turkish; English subtitles (23 minutes)

Conversation with Lotte Nielsen (English)

In accordance with Article 7 of Law No. 5224 amended on 18.01.2019,
films that have not been assessed and classified by the General Directorate of Cinema, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Republic of Turkey, can only be screened under the classification of 18+ at festivals, special screenings or similar culture and arts events.