Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

  • September 8, 2013 / 14:00
  • September 10, 2013 / 14:00

Director: İmre Azem
Turkey, 88’, 2011, color

Ecumenopolis - the name comes from a vision of the urban planner Constantinos Doxiadis: large cities continue to grow until they grow together, forming some day a globally coherent urban space. The filmmaker Imre Azem uses this metaphor of Ecumenopolis to describe the current situation in Istanbul. His film documents the social hardships and environmental problems associated with the rapid and seemingly incessant growth of Istanbul: the violent demolition of housing space against the will of the residents and the residents' relocation to the suburbs as well as the destruction of nature in and around Istanbul. The film points out not only the transformation of the city, but also the dynamics behind it: The growth of Istanbul is pushed forward with urban projects such as the planned construction of a third bridge over the Bosphorus. Despite scientific objection and residents' demanding participation in decision-making, politicians try to put through the project. The film sketches a picture of neoliberal urbanization that surpassed ecological, economic and demographic limits.

Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

Occupy: The Movie

Occupy: The Movie

F*ck for Forest

F*ck for Forest

Handsworth Songs

Handsworth Songs

The Green Wave

The Green Wave

The Network

The Network

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

The Gate of Heavenly Peace

Better This World

Better This World

Tous au Larzac

Tous au Larzac

A Short Walk in the Park<br/>Shorts

A Short Walk in the Park
Shorts

Trailer

Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti’s Final Works

Giacometti was selected for three important retrospectives at the New York Museum of Modern Art, the Tate Gallery in London and the Louisiana Museum of Art in Denmark, all of which were a great success. 

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams <br> Doğu Yücel

Midnight Stories: Hotel of Retro Dreams
Doğu Yücel

He didn’t expect this from me. And I hadn’t expected that we would decide to get married that day, at that moment. Everything happened all of a sudden, but exactly like it was supposed to happen in our day. We thought of the idea of marriage simultaneously, we smiled simultaneously, blinking and opening our eyes in unison. 

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

Rineke Dijkstra Look At Me!

“The portrait tells us that there is an inner and an outer dimension of the human condition; it provides—or should provide—information about both the physical and psychological character of an individual.”