From Gazi to Gezi: a stone’s throw away

  • May 29, 2015

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Cities & Communities

This award-winning film on the Gezi uprising by Ross Domoney captures the poetry behind a rebellion; the art of resistance and the power of the spoken word.

Gazi to Gezi: a stone’s throw away explores the poetry of a nationwide revolt in Istanbul, Europe’s largest city. An explosive mix of the city’s inhabitants come together to fight the police and barricade themselves into one of the metropolis’ few remaining green spaces, Gezi Park. All are present; from the liberal students, to oppressed, illegal revolutionary groups living among the slums of the city. The film, told through the memory of a stone, attempts to link the past with the present in a cinematic format which is neither factual nor fictitious. Scored to a beautiful soundtrack, the audience is taken into a rebellious world.

Produced by Ross Domoney and Ozan Kamiloglu
Script written by Ozan Kamiloglu with the inspiration of Arkadas Özger
Filmed, edited and directed by Ross Domoney
Performancy by Sarah Karakus
Music by Giorgos Triantafillou
Live music performance by Iskender Ozan Toprak

Ross Domoney

Ross Domoney is an award-winning independent documentary maker and video journalist. He focuses on non-presenter lead, observational filmmaking about political struggles from around the world. He also produces documentary films that are often character lead. Ross has worked in Syria, Turkey, Ukraine and the DR Congo, to name a few.

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