Academician Can Candan on "Cinéma Vérité"

Talk

January 6, 2024 / 18:30

Pera Film, in collaboration with Altyazı Cinema Magazine, presents the Cinéma Vérité: The Truth of the Camera program, curated by Aslı Ildır.

As part of the program, following the screening of the film The Lovely Month of May on Saturday, January 6, documentary filmmaker and academician Can Candan will give a talk on 'Cinéma Vérité'.

In the discussion moderated by Aslı Ildır, Candan will outline a historical and theoretical framework for the “Cinéma Vérité” approach, which emerged as a documentary movement in France in the early 1960s, and will open up the topic for discussion through its differences with “Direct Cinema”, which emerged in North America during the same period.

The talk held in Pera Museum Auditorium will be in Turkish. Free admissions. Limited space, drop in, no reservations. 

About Can Candan
Documentary filmmaker and academician Can Candan received his bachelor's degree in the field of cinema-television from Hampshire College in the USA; he also obtained his proficiency in arts (doctorate level) degree in the field of film and media arts from Temple University in the USA. He taught courses in film and media arts at various universities and institutions in the USA until 2000 and in Turkey thereafter. After returning to Turkey in 2000, he worked as a lecturer first at Istanbul Bilgi University and then at Sabancı University. In 2007, he joined the faculty of Boğaziçi University. His feature-length documentary films Duvarlar-Mauern-Walls (2000), 3 Saat (2008), and My Child (2013) have been shown in universities, film festivals, cinemas, and on television both domestically and internationally, winning various awards, and their international screenings and distributions continue. Candan, who compiled the book Kurdish Documentary Cinema in Turkey with Suncem Koçer, which was published in English in 2016, continues his research and book work on Turkish documentary cinema, while also working on his fourth feature-length documentary film, Nuclear alla Turca.

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