Turkey

An existential thriller with touches of magic realism, Jîn follows 17-year-old Jîn, a Red Riding Hood with a fierce survival instinct. She is a freedom fighter who flees her armed organisation for reasons unknown. Jîn finds herself battling bravely through dark forests, spending solitary days in the mountains, and ultimately heading towards a city where her future is still unclear. Symbolising the complex and heated conflict between military forces and Kurdish guerrillas, the film contemplates the effect this military conflict has on the forest and mountains, including their inhabitants: animals, trees and the ecosystem enfolding them all, which doesn’t have the ability to fight back.

Introduced by Dr Graiwoot Chulphongsathorn.

Screening the Forest is supported by the British Academy’s Visiting Fellowships Programme under the UK Government’s Rutherford Fund, and organised in collaboration with the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster.

This special screening of Jîn is kindly supported by Berwick Film Society

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122 mins

Juggernaut

(Juggernaut)

Juggernaut (2009) depicts a new world of ideas, opportunities, new ways of living, with more conveniences and endless quests of forwardness. The gigantic apparatus that has been created by technology, utopian model cities that fail to function, Nasa space programme clips and Walt Disney propaganda cartoons from ’40s are the main focuses of the film.

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21 mins

A documentary portrait about two human smugglers: Ali from Syria and Naser from Palestine. Based in the Turkish city of Edirne, they help refugees cross the border into Greece. While Greece barricades its borders to Turkey with European support, their work gets increasingly tough.

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30 mins