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Multi modal Impact: Our work with various partners
Animating the Commons
Call for the Global Enviornments Academy with GDF
We have scripted , co-narrated and visualized the call for the Global Environments Network together with Global Diversity Foundation. Are you at a crossroads? Challenged by injustice? to our planet? and all its people? Are you seeking for personal transformation? Are you concerned for our common destiny? Come to our Summer Academy Experience peer to peer learning GESA 2020 Oxford And join our network of environmental change makers.
Award Winning Doc Film: Ait Atta Nomads of the High Atlas
A film by Inanc Tekguc & Eda Elif Tibet www.karmamotion.com Synopsis: The Bin Youssef family migrates every year from the desert-like landscape of Nkob to the green pastures of Igourdane. With their goats (number around 800) , donkeys, mules, camels and dogs, each summer they embark on a formidable journey of resilience by foot. Overcoming difficult weather conditions with hot and dry days and cold nights, with limited access to food and water, the family makes their way through uneven terrain with steep climbs and descents, to reach the agdal before the official opening where all the right holders are allowed to take their livestock into the pastures. As part of this traditional system of communal natural resource management, the Ait Atta tribe preserves their ancestral right of access to the agdal dating back hundreds of years, even if it is often times denied and challenged by the villagers settled around. A sensorial ethnographic film on the incredible movement and (im)mobilities of the family and their herd, the film juxtaposes the hopes and constraints, obligations and sacrifices of a family torn apart between their traditions and their need to adapt to modern life. Stretching over the past, present and the future, the film provides an untimely intergenerational perspective on the essence and the very challenges of nomadism within an ever transforming Moroccan society.
Award Winning Independent Doc Film Ballad for Syria
A film by Eda Elif Tibet and Maisa Alhafez, a ballad, narrates poetic stories in short stanzas, hence this self-reflective musical documentary mirrors’ the life of Maisa Alhafez a musician and a Syrian refugee living in Istanbul. The film is about her longing to her loved ones as she tries to make a place for her self in the world of the displaced. Her family still in Syria, Maisa's true love (fiance) is in the Netherlands. As of the current EU-Turkey border regime, to unite is very challenging. Not giving up, Maisa works hard for her vision to transform the borders; by building a multicultural community “The oriental Istanbul Mosaic Choir”. A diverse family that sings together, in which she believes through music and love one can heal the wounds of her people and children. www.balladforsyria.com Filmin Türkçe Özeti: Bu öz-sorgulayıcı müzikal belgesel, Suriyeli müzisyen Maisa Alhafez’in İstanbul’daki hayatına ayna tutmaktadır. Ailesi halen Suriye`de olan Maisa, her seye ragmen Istanbul`da kendine yeni bir hayat kurmaya calisir. Aidiet, kayip, varlik ve yoklugu sorgulayan Maisa`nin hayatinin aşki (nişanlısı) ise Hollanda’ya goc etmistir. Katılaşan Avrupa ve Türkiye sınır politikalarindan ötürü biraraya gelmeleri guclessede Maisa, sinirlari donusturme hayalinden vazgeçmez . Kurdugu cok sesli Istanbul Mozaik Oriental Korosu ile birlikte halkının ve çocuklarının yaralarıni sifa bulmaya calisirlar. Festivals & Awards: - Award of Recognition, by Hollywood Independent Documentary Film Festival, May 2017, California (USA). - Outstanding Achievement Award for Free Speech, by Calcutta International Cult Film Festival, India, May 2017. -official selection at DOCUMENTARIST , Istanbul-Turkey, June 2017 -official selection at DOCfeed, Eindhoven ,The Netherlands February 2017 -Official Selection at Impact DOCS Awards May 2017, Italy -Roma Cinema Doc, Italy, June 2017 -official selection, Largo Film Festival 2017 - XXVI International Festival of Ethnological Film, Belgrade, Serbia. October 10-14 th, 2017.
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