#direnayol

#resistayol

Original Title: #direnayol
Running Time: 56 min.
Country of Production: Germany, Turkey

In the summer of 2013, Rüzgâr Buşki was on their way to Istanbul to make a documentary about their close friend Şevval, a trans-LGBTI activist. What they didn’t realise was that their visit coincided with the Gezi Park protests, one of the biggest demonstrations in Turkish history. Inevitably, the focus of the documentary shifted in light of these events and we, just like Şevval, participate in this turning point. High spirited and whimsical, “#resistayol” shows us a magical moment in the lives of thousands of people and gives us a better sense of the contribution of the LGBTI community to the human rights movement in Turkey. – Özge Calafato

 

Selected Screening History

15th !f Istanbul Independent Film Festival, Turkey, February 2016
11th International Labor Films Festival, Turkey, May 2016
9th Eagean Documentary Days, Turkey, May 2016
9th Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey, June 2016
24th Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week, Turkey, June 2016
documenta14 – 34 Exercises of Freedom, Greece, September 2016
59th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Germany, November 2016
1st Transformations Trans Film Festival Berlin, Germany, November 2016
8th Which Human Rights Film Festival, Turkey, December 2016
6th Pink Life KuirFest, Turkey, January 2017
Translations – 12th Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 2017
3rd Tilde Melbourne Trans & Gender Diverse Film Festival, Melbourne, Australia, October 2017
3rd Divine Queer Film Festival, Torino, Italy, November 2017
Queer Disruptions Conference, Columbia University, New York, USA, March 2018

Credits

Participants
Şevval Kılıç
Elif Keskinkılıç
Yeşim Başaran
Ali Arıkan
Eylem Çağdaş
Ceylan Begüm Yıldız
Nuri Özlü
Ecemen Dalga
Ayça Damgacı
Tutku Umut Ünar
Yıldız Tar
Sema Semih
Ediz Chance
Boysan Yakar

 

Director
Rüzgâr Buşki

 

Director of Photography
Zara Zandieh

 

Music
Gizem Oruç

 

Producer
Rüzgâr Buşki

 

Assistant Director
Senem Donatan
Zara Zandieh 

Screenwriter
Rüzgâr Buşki
Senem Donatan
 
Editing
Rüzgâr Buşki
 
Sound
Ulaş P. Dutlu
Gizem Oruç
 
Production Assistants
Senem Donatan
Nihal Albayrak
Seyhan Arman
Orkan Bayram
 
Editing Consultants
Orkan Bayram
Zara Zandieh
Noam Gorbat
 
Sound Design/Final Mix
Azadeh Zandieh
 
Color
Colja Krugmann
 
Musicians
Nihal Albayrak
İlksen Gürsoy
Bade Okçukızı

Studio Recording
Uğur Akagündüz

 

Animation
Fehmican Gözüm

 

Transcription
Senem Donatan
Nilgün Yelpaze

 

Translation
Koray & Maisie

 

Legal Consultant
Sibel Özen

 

Consultants
Çiçek Kahraman
Can Candan
Derya Bayraktaroğlu
Inbar Horesh
Eren Şahin
Deniz Nihan Aktan
Begüm Özden Fırat
Ceylan Begüm Yıldız
Kornelia Kugler