37° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL
WAVES/ARTRUM

THE ATELIER

THE ATELIER
by Hasan Özgür Top
Country: Turkey
Year: 2018
Duration: 28'


The Atelier takes the viewer to a specific Turkish flag manufacturing shop in Istanbul. What starts as a tour at a modest workshop unfolds into an age-old practice of transforming a simple piece of fabric into a sacred symbol. In this work Hasan Özgür Top takes the pulse of popular opinion by making visible this small, independent company’s foreign trade relations. A subtle yet important shift exposes economic ties with the Kurdistan Democratic Party, the Kurdish party in Iraq, even though supporting Iraqi Kurds stands against Turkish nationalist ideals. The Atelier also brings to light the use of a growing Syrian workforce.

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hasan özgür top
THE ATELIER
Turchia/Turkey, 2018, 28’, col.

the atelier

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