Agoraphobia

2013, 53 mins, color, Turkey (with English subtitles)
D:
Imre Azem


In October 2012, an international team of architects, urban planners and a small film crew spent five days in Turkey to study the urban transformation process in three cities: Ankara, Bursa and Istanbul. This is their story. In a country that is dealing with emergent issues of governance and economical development related to urban design and spatial planning, how is it possible to transform neighbourhoods and provide housing for the masses at an unprecedented speed and scale? Which role will a recent law play, that makes 6.5 million buildings eligible for transformation and demolition?

9th March, 15:30
Screened together with Megalomania.

After screening a discussion with the producer, Merve Bedir.