"I love being a street vendor. I have been selling mussels here for the last 30 years." (From the film)


SUMMARY

A look at the effects of gentrification on Istanbul's street vendors.

Istanbul is undergoing immense gentrification, and the city's infamous street vendors are its closest witnesses. Istanbul Echoes follows the footsteps of a mussel seller, a quilt maker, a curtain vendor and a hip-hop band to reveal how gentrification affects their lives. Neighbourhoods are emptied and municipal officials crack down on street vendors in pursuit of their vision of a cleaner city. The film begins with the demolition of the ancient Romani district of Sulukule in 2010 and takes us to 2015. Italian director Giulia Frati's Istanbul Echoes is a must-see for all Istanbulites: a beautiful, musical tale about the ugly truth of gentrification.

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Italian director Giulia Frati started making experimental films but then gravitated towards documentaries. She started shooting documentaries in 2005 with Pupa's Garden, and continued to do so in 2017 with I Hear Music and Istanbul Echoes. YÖNETMEN

CREDITS


  • Director
    GIULIA FRATI
  • Screenplay
    GIULIA FRATI
  • Cinematography
    DAVIDE STAMPA
  • Editing
    CHRISTOPHE FLAMBARD
  • Music
    BRUNO PUCELLA
  • Participant(s)
    HALİT, İSMET, YASEMİN
  • Producer
    LUCIE TREMBLAY, IAN OLIVERI, MARC GUIDONI, MEHMET ALTIOKLAR
  • Production Co.
    LOWIK MEDIA, FONDIVINA
  • Distributor
    LES FILMS DU 3 MARS

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