Director: Nefin Dinç
Screening time: 12.04.2016. 17:00
Screening location: Kino Europa
Runtime: 62 min
Awards: Sarajevo Film Festival (Bosnia and Herzegovina)
"Through My Lens" relates what it means to be young, a Turkish citizen, and wanting to be heard. Seventy-two students from six different Turkish cities won the opportunity to produce their first short films on the subjects of democracy and human rights, and set out to make their films throughout a year. Filmmaking can be a difficult, and sometimes disastrous, undertaking, and the students encounter their fair share of both while making their films and expressing their own ideas. Throughout the film, the audience witnesses the students' youthful approach to issues vital in current Turkish society and the obstacles the old establishment creates for them. In the end, the students create a vibrant canvas of stories illuminating Turkey’s diversity on screen, including theirs.