• Saf

    Directed by Ali Vatansever
    Turkey | 102 minutes | U.S. Premiere | World Cinema Now

In Turkey’s competitive workforce, jobs are spread thin, and Kamil has been unemployed for some time. When the opportunity for work finally arrives, it’s in the form of a lower-paid job that displaces a Syrian refugee. Kamil takes the job in secret, working nights, but his problems worsen when he needs to pay for the necessary permits to operate the machinery used or risk losing his job.

Schedule

January 9, 2019 7:00 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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January 11, 2019 5:00 PM Mary Pickford is D'Place Tickets not available
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January 12, 2019 3:30 PM Regal Cinemas Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Twenty-eight-year-old Kamil has been unemployed for quite some time, unable to find work in the competitive workforce of Turkey. Jobs are spread thin between Turkish locals and Syrian refugees, all looking to make ends meet. Frustrated by his inability to provide for his wife Ramziye, he swallows his pride and looks for a job working on the high-rises being built around his neighborhood that are part of Istanbul's urban renewal project (which has already displaced many of his friends around the neighborhood). When the opportunity for work finally arrives, it's in the form of a lower-paid job that displaces a Syrian refugee. Kamil takes the job in secret, working nights, but his problems worsen when he needs to pay for the necessary permits to operate the machinery used or risk losing his job. Desperate, Kamil must figure out what to do next. Director Ali Vatansever manages the complexities of his economically vulnerable characters with a compelling eye, weighing the crippling effects of a rapidly changing country.

In competition for the New Voices New Visions Award.

film details

Country: Turkey
Year: 2018
Running Time: 102 minutes
Premiere Status: U.S. Premiere
Language: in Turkish and Arabic with English subtitles (deaf-friendly)
Director: Ali Vatansever
Producers: Selin Tezcan, Oya Ozden, Harry Flöter, Jörg Siepmann, Anamaria Antoci
Principal Cast: Saadet Isil Aksoy, Erol Afsin, Onur Buldu, Ummu Putgul, Kida Ramadan
Cinematographers: Tudor Vladimir Panduru
Editor: Evren Lus
Screenwriter: Ali Vatansever
Primary Company: Doc & Film International

guests in attendance

Director Ali Vatansever and Actor Saadet Aksoy Kiraner will be in attendance January 9 and 11.

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