The Women of Our Neighborhood Are Making Cinema Project Gives Its First Graduates

The Women of Our Neighborhood Make Cinema Project Gives Its First Graduates
The Women of Our Neighborhood Are Making Cinema Project Gives Its First Graduates

The project “Women of Our Neighborhood Makes Cinema” initiated by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer in 2018 in Seferihisar and continued by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality gave its first graduates. 39 female trainees shot four films in the first workshop.

The cinema workshop within the scope of the project "Women of Our Neighborhood Makes Cinema", which was started in 2018 in Seferihisar and continued by the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality, gave its first graduates. At the award ceremony at the Ornekkoy Social Projects Campus, on behalf of Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor Tunç Soyer, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Council Member Attorney Nilay Kökkılınç, Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Tugay, Head of Social Projects Department Anıl Kaçar, Women's Studies Branch Manager Sinem Tankoç, Women of Our Neighborhood Cinema Kibar Dağlayan Yiğit, the coordinator of the Doing project, Özlem Kanmetin, the headman of Aziziye District, and female educators involved in the project participated.

At the ceremony where four films produced by Konak-Kadifekale Atölyesi and Örnekköy Mahallesi Atölyeleri were screened, 39 female trainees received their certificates and plaques from İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Council Member Nilay Kökkılınç and İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Deputy Secretary General Ertuğrul Tugay.

“It makes us proud to represent İzmir”

İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Council Member and Gender Equality Commission President Nilay Kökkılınç, who said that they are working to ensure that women in İzmir can benefit from all kinds of local services they need, said, “Our İzmir Metropolitan Municipality Mayor provides a lot of support to women in art, science, management, entrepreneurship, employment and in every need. gives. It paves the way for women with the projects it supports to ensure gender equality. The project 'Women of Our Neighborhood Makes Cinema' is one of them. The Key Women's Studies Holistic Service Center that we are here with you today is also very important. It includes counseling units where all kinds of legal and psychological support are provided for women, vocational courses, employment, entrepreneurship, cooperatives, arts, sports, foreign language and services carried out together with education in many fields. Non-governmental organizations are also hosted as a campus. This venue still gives direction to amateur filmmaker women, each of whom we are proud of. We are very happy with their wholehearted love of this art, their excitement and these valuable films. It is a source of pride for us that these films will represent İzmir in festivals as well.”

“The efforts of our President Tunç Soyer are indisputable”

Kibar Dağlayan Yiğit, the coordinator of the Women of Our Neighborhood Make Cinema project, said, “With this project, women are the directors of their own films, while at the same time they take on various roles in other women's films. With the power of cinema, the project aims to prevent discrimination against women, as well as to create an environment where women can express themselves in an artistic language and to acquire a profession. The efforts of our President Tunç Soyer are indisputable in this long journey and our coming here. We are very proud. Our films, which we process stitch by stitch, are appreciated around the world. 'Arşipel Women' film won the 'Best Documentary' award at the 6th European Film Festival in İzmir kazannagged. We showed Turkey what can be done when women are supported.”

They thanked President Soyer

Aylin Açim, the director of the movie "Blue", expressed her pride that women came together in such a beautiful project. Saying that the women of Kadifekale are very strong, the director of the movie "Women of Pogos" Nuhat Okçu said, "There is nothing we cannot accomplish, we tried to show this in our film. I would like to thank our President Tunç Soyer very much”. Since the director of the movie "Yağmurda" Nesrin Baki Tosun was shooting a movie in Istanbul, her husband attended the ceremony. Erdoğan Tosun said, “I would like to thank our Metropolitan Mayor Tunç Soyer for showing women the way to success”.

four movies

The “Women of Our Neighborhood Makes Cinema Project”, which emerged as the work of the Key Women's Studies Holistic Service Center of the Izmir Metropolitan Municipality Women's Studies Branch Office, brought together women from different parts of Izmir at the cinema workshop. After 6 months of training, the women, who specialized in categories such as screenwriting, editing and directing, completed the first workshop. Konak-Kadifekale Atelier and Ornekkoy Mahallesi Ateliers produced four films. Films such as "Blue", "In the Rain", "Women of Pagos" and "Shell" were shot at the workshops with the participation of 39 women. The new workshop registrations of the project will be held in Örnekköy Mahallesi, Konak, Bağarası and Aliağa regions.

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