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Monthly Screening ISTANBUL UNITED

We would like to invite you to our Monthly Screening on Turkey.Istanbul United tells how the Ultra Fans of the three foremost footballs clubs in Istanbul, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas, known all over Europe for their extremely violent clashes, united for the first time ever to fight against the authorities and support peaceful protesters. The name for their alliance: Istanbul United.

On the occasion of the Turkish General Elections on November 1st, the Cinema for Peace Foundation presents the film


a documentary by Farid Eslam and Oliver Waldhauer

Czech Republic | Switzerland | Germany | Tueky I 2014 I OV w/ eng sub I 84 min

When: November 2th, 19.00

Where: ACUDkino, Veteranenstraße 21, 10119 Berlin

Donation based Entrance!


followed by an expert discussion on democracy, freedom of speech and the current political situation in Turkey with special guests

* Gaby Sohl- Foreign desk editor at TAZ

* Cem Sey- Freier Journalist for German and Turkish-speaking Media

*  Oliver Waldhauer- Director of the film Istanbul United

* Tanja Georgieva- Producer of the film Istanbul United

* Moderation: Dr. Sociology Elifcan Karacan, Siegen University


In May 2013, a wave of demonstrations and civil unrest began in Istanbul, which became known as the Gezi Park Protests. Its goals: Defending freedom of speech and right to assembly, resignation of Erdoğan's government, free media and free elections. Two years later and less than three months after the previous elections, the Turkish general election is to be held on 1 November 2015. The snap election was called by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on 24 August 2015 after coalition negotiations between Erdoğan's governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition broke down, amid claims that a vast number of AKP politicians favoured calling an early election rather than going into coalition. The election will take place amid security concerns after an escalation of violence predominantly in the south-east of the country.Our special screening and expert discussion will address the elections, the events that led up to them since the Gezi Park Protests and the current situation in Turkey regarding democracy and freedom of speech and press.


About the film:

The Ultra Fans of the three foremost football clubs in Istanbul, Galatasaray, Fenerbahce and Besiktas, have been known all over Europe for their unconditional support of their teams, and their mutual rivalry that often resulted in extremely violent clashes. The current protest movement in Turkey -originated to protect Gezi-park against demolition- is a movement against the ruling AK party. The ruthless dealings of the police against peaceful protesters sparked a nation-wide movement. Then something remarkable happened: fans of the competing football teams united for a common cause for the first time ever. The football ultras now fight side by side against the police and use their experience with clashes to help the protesters against tear gas and to build barricades. The name for their alliance: Istanbul United.


A reservation is higlhy recommended and tickets will be distributed on a first come first basis.


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Upcoming Screenings:


August 13th 2018, at the Schikaneder Kino in Vienna / Address: Margaretenstraße 24, A - 1040 Wien