Labor films fest starts in Antalya
ANTALYA - Anadolu Agency
The opening nigth hosted film screening ‘Portraits from Struggle.’Turkey’s annual Labor Film Festival started in Antalya with its gala night. This year, the festival’s eighth edition, will be full of films being screened around the country.
After screenings in 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.
The gala night was held in Antalya’s Atatürk Culture Center. This will be the 5th labor film festival organized in Antalya and it is the 8th edition overall. After the opening speeches, the band Praksis performed a concert and “Portraits from Struggle” was screened. The festival continues until Dec. 22.
The festival’s basic aim is to introduce audiences to the lives of workers and their experiences of struggle in Turkey and around the world. This year’s theme is “Living in Borders.”
A total of 21 international films will be shown, while 33 Turkish titles will be shown, both full-length 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 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.