Organized by Pelin Kadercan, visiting scholar in MES.
Directed by Emin Alper, 119 minutes, 2015, Turkey.
Abluka (Turkish for ‘frenzy’) is described by the director Emin Alper as a warning about the fragility of democracy. Through the story of two brothers, Kabir and Ahmed, the film explores themes of paranoia engendered by the socio-political fear of terrorism and state-sponsored distrust of institutions of government.
In collaboration with Brown University Film forum (BUFF)