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The Labor Film Festival is screening 54 films showing the struggles and experiences of workers in Turkey and around the world.

The Labor Film Festival is screening 54 films showing the struggles and experiences of workers in Turkey and around the world.

Turkey’s annual Labor Film Festival is back for an eighth edition with films being screened around the country, including Istanbul.

The event, which began May 1 in Diyarbakır, will continue until May 8 with films in Ankara, Istanbul and İzmir. After screenings in the four cities, the festival will travel from town to town for the rest of the year, from Adana to Samsun, to Bursa, to Kocaeli and all points in between. It will also head abroad to host screenings in Cyprus, Turin and London.

Lives of wokers introduced

The festival’s basic aim is to introduce audiences to the lives of workers and their experiences of struggles in Turkey and around the world. Its theme this year is “Living in Borders.”

A total of 21 international films will be shown, while 33 Turkish titles will be shown, both long and short. In total, there will be 54 films from 15 countries. The theme “Living in Borders” is the metaphor used for Sisyphus and signifies the war that is taking place in Middle East and the Kurdish issue. The opening in Istanbul took place May 2 and was presented by actor Mert Fırat at the Kent Şişli movie theater.

May/04/2013

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