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Events 07 | 2014

Wed, July 9, 2014
Ruhi Karadağ: Simurg

Film Screening in the presence of the director
ZKM_Lecture Hall, 6.30 p.m., admission free

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Ruhi Karadağ’s film gives insights into the general political conditions and origins of resistance to the attempted introduction of isolation prisons in the year 2000, in which over 12 people died following death fasts.

For the film “Simurg”, the director accompanied six former political prisoners who participated in successful death fasts in resistance to the introduction of F-Type isolation cells in 1996, and who consequence suffered damages to their health − the so-called Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome.

Previously unpublished film shots taken by the prisoners themselves show the phases of resistance in the “death-fast wards” between the years 1996 and 2000, together with the transformation of the prison in Istanbul/Küçükarmutlu into a so-called “death fast house”. Moreover, the last days of Senay Hanoğlu, Zehra Kulaksiz and Gülsüman Dönmez are shown.

A collaboration between Amnesty International Karlsruhe, Menschenrechtszentrum Karlsruhe e.V. and the Internationale Jugend- und Kulturverein Karlsruhe.

- subject to change -

photo: Cover of the brochure of the film


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