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Échos d'Istanbul

Directed by Giulia Frati
Canada / France, 2016 (documentary, 100 minutes, colour, Turkish)
Also known as "Istanbul Echoes"

Film Description:
"They sell everything—cloth, food, curtains—in the streets of Istanbul, and some of them have been at it for more than 50 years. But their way of life is about to change. With their city quickly gentrifying, the authorities want to create a 'modern and clean' environment. In just five years, working-class neighbourhoods have been demolished, their residents displaced. For these street vendors, there's more than their livelihood at stake: their entire culture and traditions are threatened. It's a concern that comes to the attention of some Turkish youth, including a particular activist hip-hop group. Pacing her film with skilfully used urban ambient sounds, Giula Frati has followed this evolving situation for nearly a decade."
-- Québec Cinéma (source)

Film Credits (partial):
Written by: Giulia Frati
Produced by: Lucie Tremblay, Ian Oliveri, Marc Guidoni, Vanessa Loubineau
Cinematography: Davide Stampa
Film Editing: Christophe Flambard
Music: Bruno Pucella
Production Company: Lowik Media

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