Film Screening and Discussion. « A year in Exile » by Malaz Usta Discussant: Eda Elif Tibet 27 May 2021 at 6:00 pm

An immigrant’s first year in a metropolitan city outside his small country. Through a collection of moving images and sounds the film exhibits what he faces, the pictures that he sees, the crowded thoughts in his head, and the state of emotional shock that he lives throughout the year.

Language of the presentation: English

Registration link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MTVF7X8

Damascus born Malaz Usta moved to Turkey in the beginning of 2016. In 2014 he started working as a graphic designer and film editor. In 2018 he started studying Radio, TV, and Cinema at the Faculty of Communication in Marmara University. He is also continuing his double major studies in Film Design at the Faculty of Fine Arts.

Dr. Eda Elif Tibet is a postdoctoral researcher at the Critical Sustainability Unit at the Institute of Geography, University of Bern (Switzerland) where she works on the High Atlas Cultural Landscapes Programme in Morocco together with the Global Diversity Foundation (UK). She is the founder of KARMAMOTION a film collective of visual anthropologists and various artists in which to date they have produced 7 award winning films (Ait Atta Nomads of the High Atlas, Awakening a Fairy Tale, Refugee Here I Am, Ballad for Syria, Hey Goat!, AMCHI, 28 Days on the Moon) that has circulated at film festivals around the world and has been broadcast. She is an advisory member of the Enacting Global Transformation Initiative and a core faculty member of Global Environments Summer Academy, both taking place at the University of Oxford. She is a founding member of ETHNOKINO, a curatorial ethnographic film screening program taking place at the Kino in der Reitschule cinema in Bern. She presents the first TV series ever made on Anthropology in Turkey through the documentary episodes she films and produces; « Antropolojik » at HABITAT TV.


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