A programme by Fondazione Mediterraneo to favour the mutual understanding through meetings, images and music
Confronted to the Industrialisation problems of Ankara, the Turkish Landscape Designer Belemir Dalokay goes to Berlin in order to explore the “Schrebergärten” tradition of the German Capital. In the heart of those extremely small gardens gathered in “colonies” in the middle of the metropolis, she aims to bring back something for her city, but also for her little son...
Çagla Zencirci & Guillaume Giovanetti
Çağla Zencirci (Ankara, 1976) and Guillaume Giovanetti (Lyon, 1978) direct several
documentaries in Middle-East and Central Asia, among which Recovering Bam , shot in Iran,
awarded the Special Prize of the Jury in Ankara 2005 and purchased by Planète.
They are then selected at 2 Direction Residences in South Italy. They direct in particular, under the guidance of Abbas Kiarostami, the documentary fiction Carnegami , Special Prize of the Jury in Saint-Maur Festival (France, 2006), Prize of the Best Film in Noci (Italy, 2007), and screened in many Festivals in Europe, North America and Asia. They afterwards have the opportunity to shoot the fiction documentary shantyGARDENtown in Turkey and Germany, which competes in the Berlinale 2007, in the “Berlin Today Award” section, and is awarded the Best Short Documentary in Barcelona (Spain, 2007). Afterwards it is broadcast on TVE, the Spanish National TV Channel. It is currently screened in all Europe.
Their last middle-length fiction Ata (Father ), shot in Super-16 mm with non-professional actors, deals with the unexpected meeting in France of a Turkish lady and a political refugee from China who turns out to have a Turkish-like mother language. The film has been selected at the 30th Clermont-Ferrand International Film Festival, awarded the Prize of the Best French Short Film, the Public Prize, at the 30th Int’l Créteil Women Film Festival. It then received the Special Prize of the Jury in Montpellier Film Festival and the Audience Award at the Japanese “Con-Can” Festival in Tokyo. It has just been purchased by France 3, the French National TV Channel, and Ciné-Cinéma, on French Satellite TV. Çağla Zencirci and Guillaume Giovanetti now develop their first feature film, You’re my heart, you’re my soul, a Road Movie through Pakistan.