Turkish capital's international film festival begins

Festival will last through March 24.

Turkish capital's international film festival begins

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Turkish capital's movie goers will enjoy a flavour of eastern filmmakers at this year's Ankara International Film Festival, which began on Thursday with a special focus on "the East."

The 24th edition will offer never-seen-before films by directors from Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Kazahkstan, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan.

"We decided to focus on the East in this year's festival in order to punctuate the cultural dimension. There will be a selection of ten films never screened in Turkey before. They depict a wide array of issues such as the Arab Spring, orientalism, migration and other social problems the East faces," Ece Ozdemir, festival's feature program director, told the Anadolu Agency.

The international event is organized by World Mass Media Research Foundation and the festival venues are Kizilirmak Movie Theatre, Goethe Institut and the capital's Contemporary Arts Center.

Festival will last through March 24.

Last Mod: 14 Mart 2013, 15:27
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