TURKISH CINEMA IN THE IMMIGRATION TRIAL: FILM SPACES AS A SPOKEPERSON OF CULTURE


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Par A. T. , GÜN G.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FILM STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES, vol.29, no.2, pp.139-154, 2020 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.3138/cjfs-2020-0032
  • Journal Name: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF FILM STUDIES-REVUE CANADIENNE D ETUDES CINEMATOGRAPHIQUES
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Scopus, Art Abstracts, Art Index, Art Source, Film & Television Literature Index, International Index to Film Periodicals, MLA - Modern Language Association Database, Performing Arts Periodicals Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.139-154
  • Keywords: Turkish cinema, transnational cinema, immigration, film spaces, interculturality
  • Galatasaray University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

The aim of this article is to analyze the interculturality of filmic spaces in films dealing with the emigration of Turks to Europe and particularly to Germany. In this perspective, we will first study the claustrophobic aspect of the spaces preventing the development of cultural relations in first-generation films. Starting from the use of space, we will then analyze the relations that exist between the way in which the Turkish immigrant woman, under the domination of patriarchal customs, is cut off from the new culture and the way in which she becomes a "victim" of it. We will also deal with criticisms of these forms of representation. On the other hand, we will see the transformation of these spaces in the cinema of new generations of multicultural filmmakers, the use of places and non-places, their characteristics through the notions of interculturality and multiculturality.