Strong Together

March 8 - April 8, 2022

Pera Film, in collaboration with #SusmaBitsin, presents the program Strong Together, specially prepared for March 8, International Women's Day. In the program of #SusmaBitsin, which was founded in November 2018 by a group of female filmmakers to fight sexual harassment and discrimination on sets, in memory of Nihan Katipoğlu, who passed away last year; there are five films focusing on the importance of struggling together, the achievements of women's bonds with each other, friendship and solidarity. 

In the program that will take place between March 8 and April 8; The Assistant, who conveyed the insight of Jane's harassment at work to the audience via #MeToo; Antonia’s Line, the cult film directed by Marleen Gorris in 1997, which is also described as a feminist fairy tale; Never, Rarely, Sometimes, Always, one of the most talked about movies of 2020, it tells the story of a young girl's struggle with pregnancy and abortion that she wants to end; The Divine Order, set in 1971 Switzerland, where women's voting rights were still denied despite the social turmoil of the 60s; and Girlhood, which depicts the lives of a group of black high school students living in the suburbs of Paris in a raw, muffled yet compassionate narrative.

Taking its inspiration from the coexistences from friendships to the chosen families and the struggles that grow as they come together, Strong Together meets the audience with a dedication to women who fight and come together for their rights all over the world.

This program’s screenings are free admissions. Drop in, no reservations. As per legal regulations, all our screenings are restricted to persons over 18 years of age, unless stated otherwise.

#SusmaBitsin was founded in November 2018 by and for women working in the fields of cinema, television and theater in Turkey. It is a solidarity and advocacy network of approximately 300 women who come together through physical and online meetings organized through social media. #SusmaBitsin strives to ensure that women and LGBTI+ individuals can exist in a safe workplace, away from harassment and mobbing. It has proven in a short time how a promising unification can be created around women’s solidarity.

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March 8

19:00 Antonia's Line

March 11

19:30 The Divine Order

March 18

19:30 The Assistant

March 19

15:00 Girlhood

March 25

19:30 Never Rarely Sometimes Always

March 26

15:00 The Divine Order

March 30

19:00 Never Rarely Sometimes Always

April 1

19:30 Antonia's Line

April 6

19:00 The Assistant

April 8

19:30 Girlhood

The Assistant

The Assistant

Antonia's Line

Antonia's Line

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

Never Rarely Sometimes Always

The Divine Order

The Divine Order

Girlhood

Girlhood

Program Trailer

Strong Together

Pera Film, in collaboration with #SusmaBitsin, presents the program Strong Together, specially prepared for March 8, International Women's Day. 

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

A Photographer’s Biography Ali Sami Aközer

Ali Sami is born in Rusçuk in 1866, and moves to İstanbul. Because his family is registered in the Beylerbeyi quarter of Üsküdar, Ali Sami is also called Üsküdarlı Ali Sami. He graduates from the Mühendishane-i Berri-i Hümayun in 1866 and becomes a teacher of painting and photography at the school.

I Copy Therefore I Am

I Copy Therefore I Am

Suggesting alternative models for new social and economic systems, SUPERFLEX works appear before us as energy systems, beverages, sculptures, copies, hypnosis sessions, infrastructure, paintings, plant nurseries, contracts, or specifically designed public spaces.

Girl in a Blue Dress

Girl in a Blue Dress

This life-size portrait of a girl is a fine example of the British art of portrait painting in the early 18th century. The child is shown posing on a terrace, which is enclosed at the right foreground by the plinth of a pillar; the background is mainly filled with trees and shrubs.