Göçün 8 Şiiri

Boston Turkish Festival's 15th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2020)


8 short films are included in this session:
8 Poems of Emigration, My Sister, I am Raining Down into the City, I Don't Want To Die Today, Ronaldo, Truth, The Heavy Burden

8 Poems of Emigration - GOcun 8 Siiri


Short Doc. / 2019 / 11 min. / In English

"8 Poems of Emigration" is a found footage film that focuses on the migration crisis. The film, while focusing on the immigration and immigration issue caused by the wild global capitalism, consists of the images and the found footage from the recording of the work named "8 Poetry of Immigration" that John Berger read to the audience in 2007 at the Fine Arts Center in Madrid. The narrative of the movie is revealed by the conflict between image and sound order. With the out-of-context (misuse) use of commercial images and music, the film creates a critical structure that opposes capitalism.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Lift-Off Sessions, Iver, U.K. (2020)
  • Toronto Documentary Short Film Festival, Canada (2020)
  • Lisbon Film Rendezvous, Portugal (2020)
  • Izmir International Refugee Film Festival, Turkey (2020)
  • London Eco Film Festival, U.K. (2019)
  • ASA International Humanitarian Film Festival, Weimar, Germany (2019)
  • Festival de Cinema de Alter do Chão, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil (2019)
  • Intimalente/Intimatelens Film Festival, Castera, Italy (2019)
  • Select Respect Film Festival, Thessaloniki, Greece (2019)
  • Roma Independent Prizma Awards, Italy (2019)
  • Istanbul International Architechture and Urban Films Festival, Turkey (2019)
  • Marmaris International Short Film Festival, Turkey (2019)


Kurtulus OzgenKurtuluş Özgen (1971, Eskişehir) graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Cinema and Television. He took training in "Contemporary Art and New Media". He completed his master's degree (2012) and doctorate in arts (2017) from Gazi University Institute of Fine Arts. He is currently a faculty in AHBVÜ Faculty of Fine Arts, Department of Photography and Video. His academic works focus on documentary filmmaking, cinematography, video arts and new media. He served as jury member in many film festivals. His documentaries were screened in more than 35 festivals, including New York, Toronto, Montreal, London, Rio de Janeiro, Mexico City, and Thessaloniki. He received 12 national and international awards. In addition to documentaries, he also produces works of art in photography and video installation. His works in these areas were in exhibitions nationally and internationally.


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