Ta?kafa, Stories of the Street

  |  Book Tickets: 09/05/2016
  |  66 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
Ta?kafa, Stories of the Street Film Poster


Taskafa gathers the voices of diverse Istanbul residents, all of whom display a striking commitment to the wellbeing and future of the city’s canine population. From the rapidly gentrifying city centre district of Galata to the residential islands of the Sea of Marmara, and beyond, Taskafa navigates a history of empathy with, and threats to, this highly distinctive urban community. Despite several attempts by Istanbul's rulers, politicians and planners over the last 400 years to erase them, the city’s street dogs have persisted thanks to an enduring alliance with widespread civilian communities, which recognize and defend their right to co-exist. This essayistic film by artist filmmaker Andrea Zimmerman features readings by internationally acclaimed essayist and critic John Berger - a leading figure in the discipline of ‘animal studies’. "A work as profound as it is protesting." Sukhdev Sandhu Screens with a short from the 1000 Londoners Project. ANTONIA Antonia owns 3 dogs, 2 cats as well as 2 slightly more unusual animals, the likes of whom are really seen in West London...