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Interviewed by “Her Film”

Her Film” is a global project to build audiences for films by, for and about women. Her Film is run by Kyna Morgan in collaboration with Marian Evans  and with contributions by Lotus Wollschlager .  Kyna is a screenwriter and producer as well as a film publicity and marketing professional based in the U.S. and Toronto, Canada. Marian is a writer, cultural activist, filmmaker based in Wellington, New Zealand. She is the author of the Wellywood Woman blog and podcast.  Lotus is the official Her Film Reviewer, and an avid movie enthusiast based in U.S.

“Her Film” begins its country-focused series with female filmmakers and I’m honored and glad to be the first interviewee from Turkey.  Many thanks for their interest and support.

Click here to read the interview:

(source: http://her-film.com/)

Metruk (The Abandoned): A short experimental documentary by Orkide Ünsür

Watch the trailer

Metruk ( The Abandoned )

Genre: Short Experimental Documentary, Duration: 12′ 07”

Producer & Director: Orkide Ünsür, Camera & Editing: Umut Can Sevindik

LOGLINE: Condemned houses are like abandoned lovers.

SYNOPSIS: Condemned houses are like abandoned lovers that once shared good and bad moments. Now, because of abandonment and rejection they are left alone for selfdistruction. They are disappointed, upset and same proud. They’ll try to survive by resisting the passing of time. Yet if the lover comes back again one day, there is no possibility for living again together in the same house as it is. The house is now disconnected, worn by the weather and the aging of its stillness. The home has no more to offer as it once did.

Filmmaker Orkide Ünsür is observing the condemned houses in her neighbourhood…

(Special thanks to Alternatiffilm…)

After the 11th Dhaka International Film Festival…

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 was one of the finalists at the 11 th Dhaka International Film Festival ( DIFF)  in the category fo women filmmakers.

News from the daily newspaper  NEWAGE written by Ariful Islam Mithu

Symphony of colours at Rang show
Rifat Munim
 

The on-going ‘Exposition 2010’at the Bangladesh National Museum is offering a variety of exhibitions of varieties ranging from installations, paintings and photographs to foods, seeds and spices.
The 11-day exhibition organised by fashion house Rang to celebrate its 15th founding anniversary is open from Saturday to Wednesday between 9:30am to 4:30pm, and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm on Friday till January 25.
The paintings include the works by Quamrul Hasan, Mohammad Kibria, Murtaja Baseer, Rashid Chowdhury, Qayyum Chowdhury, Hashem Khan, Rafiqun Nabi and Samarjit Ray Chowdhury. Most of the paintings are figurative and in bright colours.
Quamrul Hasan and Hashem Khan’s paintings show rural women while Mohammad Kibria’s works present abstract objects and Qayyum Chowdhury paintings feature women and nature.
The photographs displayed are of colourful flowers, fruits and vegetables. They also show various sale objects including cheap clothes and accessories featured in roadside shops.
A different section titled ‘Colour of Folk Art’ was dedicated to the showcasing of handicrafts including hand fans, quilts and potteries skilfully designed in various colours.
The installations include ‘Colour of Identity’, ‘Dark with Colourful Song’, ‘Colour of Soft Feathers’, ‘Colour of natural dye’, ‘Colour of Texture and Reflection’, ‘Colour of Threads’, ‘Colour of Ocean elements’ and ‘Colour of Natural Ingredients’.
Rang’s director Biplob Saha said, ‘We have selected small objects of life along with bright flowers and trees to show how nature surrounds us with a celebration of colours.’
Another director of Rang’s, Soumik Das said, ‘The exhibition is dedicated to the dye-workers who make our lives colourful by dying the threads.’
Food and disaster management minister Mohammad Abdur Razzaque inaugurated the exhibition on January 15.


20 films by women screened in fest

COASTLANDERS 8 to 8 is ready for its journey

from the movie COASTLANDERS 8 to 8

The editing procedure has finished and finally “8’den 8’e SAHİLDEKİLER” / “COASTLANDERS 8 to 8” is ready. I would like to  thank to my friends Tamer Gültekin and Umut Can Sevindik for editing  procedure. They did their best despite of their busy schedules.

I am so happy with the music of my short docu and I am thankful to my extra ordinary talented friend Umur Türel for his wonderful, emotional song “Crying Out”. Before, I was thinking about the use some part of piano sonatas but I‘ve changed my mind. While we were talking about the music of the documentary he offered me to use his own music and he lighted a bulb in my mind.  I listened and re listened all night long this song with slight tears in my eyes and called him immediately to say my decision!

Another person whom I’d like to thank for his help and let me used for his old photography archieve about Maltepe Coastline is jurnalist & painter Mr. Aykut Ünker. MAKSEV and also Maltepe Association Board Member Mr. Zeki Hırçın is very helpful and kind too.  In fact I have to thank the other Maltepe residents whom I interviewed and all the people around me who supported me especially my family and close friends.

Shooting of the “Coastlanders 8 to 8” has finished…

The pre-production and production procedures of  “Coastlanders 8 to 8” (8’den 8’e Sahildekiler) have finished.  And we are in post production procedure. This short documentary movie can be considered a part of  and also a pre-production shooting of the main documentary project about Maltepe area in the future.

boats

We observed a summer day at Maltepe Coastline in Istanbul and interviewed couple of local people who know the old times of the area.

at the boatDue to walking and working under the hot summer sun all day long we got sunburnt very much:-)  Local people were helpful for us and especially old people were very pleased to hearing about short documentary.  We did shooting on the boat and extra sunset shooting in other day.

As I known before and also as I heard from the Maltepe people my short movie will be the first  documentary about Maltepe Coastline.

between the stones

I like this place and I’m living here for many years. I also remember the old times we spent there with swimming etc. And I’ve been still spending some part of my daily time as walking and making fitness there towards to Princes’ Islands view.

Thanx to  Burçin Ankara and Murat Vanlı who worked with me and  did their best during the production procedure. Now I’m exited for the editing:-)

Burçin Ankara & Orkide Ünsür

Paten ve Kamera

Burçin 2

Test shots at the coast

 

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