Is this our last chance?

Screening Program

Salt Beyoğlu, Online

February 29 – March 24, 2024

Between The Rains 1 <i>Between the Rains</i> [Yağmurlar Arasında] (2023) filminden bir kare
©Journeyman Pictures
Still from Between the Rains (2023)
©Journeyman Pictures
Salt’s screening program Is this our last chance? calls attention to climate change and its impact on Earth. This year’s edition, supported by Garanti BBVA, addresses the implications of climate change on biodiversity, ecosystem resources, and human and non-human beings, with a selection of seven documentary films from Turkey, Palestine, Spain, Kenya, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany.

Declining rainfall and soil loss have profoundly affected the traditional life practices of indigenous communities across the world, and how they relate to their immediate surroundings. Meanwhile, marine habitats are getting increasingly polluted with oil and plastic, and those working to reduce human-induced environmental damage are facing more challenging issues than ever. The 2024 selection of Is this our last chance? looks at the relationships between humans and non-humans in the context of climate change, focusing on the notions of mourning, loss, and repair.

Stories from different geographies underscore the subtle interconnectedness of life on the planet: In the primordial forest of Hambach in West Germany, environmental activists face police intervention as they sit-in to protest the clearance of the forest for the expansion of the lignite coal mine, while in and around Bingöl, Turkey, a small group is struggling to preserve the age-old tradition of foraging. On the Hawaiian Island of Kaho’olawe, a group of volunteers meet regularly to clear the shore of tsunami debris and share stories about survival and recovery, while in a forest on the outskirts of Barcelona, an elderly shepherd living next to a high-tech laboratory for animal experiments fears the future of his livelihood.

Following the free-admission screenings between February 29-March 24 in the Walk-in Cinema at Salt Beyoğlu, all films will be accessible online via The films will be streamed in their original language with Turkish subtitles, and can only be accessed online by audiences in Turkey.

The 2024 edition of Is this our last chance? is programmed by Fatma Çolakoğlu and Eylül Şenses from Salt.


Toplayıcılar Bingöl [Foragers Bingöl], Adnan Faruk Turan and Roni Aran Adıbelli, 2020, 69’

Thursday, February 29, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
March 1-3,

Between the Rains, Andrew H. Brown and Moses Thuranira, 2023, 82’
Tuesday, March 5, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
March 8-10,

From the Wild Sea, Robin Petré, 2021, 78’
Thursday, March 7, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
March 8-10,

Vergiss Meyn Nicht [Lonely Oaks], Fabiana Fragale, Kilian Kuhlendahl, and Jens Mühlhoff, 2023, 100’
Tuesday, March 12, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
March 15-17,

Fauna, Pau Faus, 2023, 74’
Thursday, March 14, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
March 15-17,

A Thousand Fires, Saeed Taji Farouky, 2021, 90’
Tuesday, March 19, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
March 22-24,

All of Our Heartbeats Are Connected Through Exploding Stars, Jennifer Rainsford, 2022, 77’
Thursday, March 21, 19.00, Salt Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema
March 22-24,

Salt’s Is this our last chance? program is supported by its founder, Garanti BBVA.

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.