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La mission du centre de distribution Les Films du 3 mars est de distribuer, diffuser, éditer et promouvoir le cinéma indépendant et d’auteur de tout genre (fiction, documentaire, animation, ou expérimental) et de toute durée (court, moyen et long métrages), dont la démarche soit d’abord cinématographique indifféremment du support de tournage ou de diffusion qui lui peut être le film ou la vidéo.
ISTANBUL ECHOES a film by Giulia Frati
Original language : Turkish
Québec, Canada 2017
Production : Lucie Tremblay, Ian Oliveri and co-production Marc Guidoni
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.