15.02.2017 - Senem Aytaç, Ceylan Özgün Özçelik , moderated by Rasha Salti
In its 15th year, Altyazi is a monthly publication and website noted for its promotion of Turkish and international independent cinema and its revival of critical discourse within film culture. Altyazi editor Senem Aytaç details how the story of the publication proves that the role of criticism in generating discourse is more important today than ever. Joining her is director and critic Ceylan Özgün Özçelik, who celebrates the world premiere of her film Inflame (Panorama), a psychological thriller that portrays how the slippery grasp on truth and what is real unravels for a young journalist. Set against the backdrop of deteriorating media freedoms in present-day Turkey, Aytaç and Özçelik explain how their works shape spaces for critique and open the doors for free expression to emerge.
An independent curator of art and film, Rasha Salti lives and works between Beirut and Berlin.