Posted by: bluesyemre | December 10, 2020

Letters from Silivri (Experimental Documentary Directed by Adrian Figueroa)

Osman Kavala, a leading figure in Turkey’s civil society, has been in custody in the largest high-security prison in Europe in Silivri since November 1, 2017. Prosecutors accused Kavala of organizing the “Gezi protests” in Istanbul. A verdict was only delivered on the 18 February 2020, when he was acquitted. But on the same day, the chief prosecutor of Istanbul demanded the continued detention in which he was accused of an involvement in the attempted coup d’état in 2016. If convicted, Osman Kavala faces life imprisonment without parole.

“Letters from Silivri” draws on letters of Osman Kavala to document a timeline of his imprisonment. By separating voice and image the film intends intends to create an echo chamber that allows audiences to listen more carefully to Kavalas letters, while at the same time place his words in context to a civil society.

A Film by Adrian Figueroa

Director: Adrian Figueroa
Producer: Çiğdem Mater
Director of Photography Meryem Yavuz
Narrator Mustafa Avkıran
Concept Tunçay Kulaoğlu

VFX Artist Claud Jehu
Music & Sound Design Miguel Toro
Choreography Kadir „Amigo“ Memiş
Assistant Director Damla Kırkalı
Art Director Ceyda Yüceer
Assistant Producer Okan Avcı
Colour Grader Philipp Figueroa

1st AC Murat Kullukçuoğlu
2nd AC Süleyman Kul
DIT Egemen Koçol
Grip Hasan Baş
Set Photography Graziela Diez

http://www.adrianfigueroa.net/LETTERS-FROM-SILIVRI

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt11076512/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

https://m.bianet.org/bianet/yasam/235647-kavala-nin-silivri-den-mektuplar-i-clermont-ferrand-da


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