Strangelove: moving image festival presents a screening of Andrea Luka Zimmerman’s Taşkafa and a Q&A with the director who will discuss her new work Estates: a Reverie.
Taşkafa is an artist’s essay film about memory and the most necessary forms of belonging, both to a place and to history, through a search for the role played in the city by Istanbul’s street dogs and their relationship to its human populations. The film gathers the voices of diverse Istanbul residents, shopkeepers, and street based workers, all of whom display a striking commitment to the wellbeing and future of the city’s canine population.
Zimmerman said of the film, “Taşkafa is not finally about dogs as such. It is about the way people seek, still and especially now, to belong to a larger context than themselves, one which respects other creatures and wishes them to play a significant role in their lives.”
Zimmerman is an artist filmmaker and cultural activist who has been making films since 1998.
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Photo credit: Still from Taşkafa (2013) directed by Andrea Luka Zimmerman