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Aylin Kuryel

BIR SAVUNMA
A DEFENSE

Turkey, Netherlands / 2021 / 16’
World Premiere

Aylin Kuryel
“In 2016, hundreds of academics signed a petition in Turkey, asking the
state to put an end to violence inflicted upon Kurdish people.
Academics for Peace have been criminalized and put on trial with the
charge of terrorist propaganda. A Defense portrays one of the
Academics for Peace while preparing for her upcoming appearance in
court in 2019. A psychodrama is put on stage in a house, where the
person is both the state, the judge, the academic and the cook. It’s a
self-portrait on the violence and absurdity of the ways in which the
state sneaks into the house of an academic, forcing her to adjust her
words, body and gestures.”
Aylin Kuryel

Technical sheet

Original Version : Turkish.
Subtitles : English.
Script : Aylin Kuryel.
Photography : Fırat Yücel.
Editing : Aylin Kuryel.
Sound : Aylin Kuryel.
Production : Aylin Kuryel (Aylin Kuryel).
Filmography : The Balcony and Our Dreams, 2020. CemileSezgin, 2020. Heads and Tails,
2019. Welcome Lenin, 2016. Dreams of Military Service, 2016. Aysegul
in Rebellion, 2010. Taboo, 2008.

Director

Aylin Kuryel

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