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ZÜLFÜ LİVANELİ – A VOICE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST
Zülfü Livaneli – Doğu ve Batı Arasında Bir Ses

In Competition

Directed by Orhan Çalışır, Cengiz Kültür, Dirk Meissner
Doc. / 60 min. / 2014 / Germany

Zulfu Livaneli


Synopsis

Zülfü Livaneli is one of the most popular artists in Turkey: a musician, film director, author and an important voice in political life. Livaneli is a bridge builder between East and West. The documentary about Zülfü Livaneli’s life and work starts at Taksim Square right in the heart of Istanbul. The film is a mixture of concerts, interviews with friends and companions, and a homestory of the artist.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Adana International Golden Boll Film Festival
Malatya International Film Festival

Orhan ÇALIŞIR

Orhan CalisirOrhan Çalışır was born in 1963. He has been living in Germany since 1982. He entered the field of journalism after graduating from university. Between 1997 – 1998 he did a course in radio journalism. Since then he has been working as a free-lance journalist for the state-owned German radios (ARD) and since 1998 as a documentary maker as well. He makes both interviews and documentaries of different lengths for different TV channels.  Filmography: Akkuyu (2001), Das Dorf und das AKW (2001, WDR), Torf - Wie die türkischen Gastarbeiter nach Lohne kamen (2009, RadioBremen/NDR), Luftwurzeln (2011), Heimaterde (2012, ARD), Zülfü Livaneli – A Voice Between East and West (2014).

Cengiz KÜLTÜR

Cengiz KulturCengiz Kültür was born in 1970. He has been living in Germany since 1979. After completing his vocational training at the Vulkan Shipyard in Bremen, he did a professional training course for cameramen between 1998 – 2000. Having started his career as an assistant cameraman, he became a cameraman in 2001. He mostly works for the German state-owned radio and TV channel ARD, mainly in the field of news reports and documentaries. Filmography: Spargel statt Stütze (2006, ARD-Exklusiv), Horst Janson, höchstpersönlich (2007, ARD), Janina Hartwig, höchstpersönlich (2007, ARD), Paul Potts, höchstpersönlich (2007, ARD), Abschied-Wie Kinder trauern (2008, ARD), Torf-Wie die türkischen Gastarbeiter nach Lohne kamen (2009, RadioBremen/NDR), Luftwurzeln (2011), Geschichte im Ersten, Kofferkinder (2013, ARD), Zülfü Livaneli – A Voice Between East and West (2014).

Dirk MEIßNER

Dirk MeissnerDirk Meißner was born in Bonn in 1972. Between 1997-1999, after graduating from university, he specialized in journalism at various TV and radio channels, as well as journalism schools. In 2000, upon completion of his professional training at different media institutions, he started working for Bremen Radio and Television. Currently he is mainly active as an electronic book publisher and trainer while still producing documentaries of different lengths for the channels ARD and NDR. Filmography: Die Streuner-Connection (2004, ARD-Exclusiv), Operation Klo (2004, ARD-Exclusiv), Tod im Eis, Alfred Wegener und seine Erben (2005, RadioBremen/NDR), Spargel statt Stütze (2006, ARD-Exclusiv), Torf, Wie die türkischen Gastarbeiter nach Lohne kamen (2009, RadioBremen/NDR), Bilderbuch Bremerhaven-Stadt am Meer (2009, ARD), Höchstpersönlich, Weihnachtsspezial (2011, ARD), Heimaterde (2012, ARD), Zülfü Livaneli – A Voice Between East and West (2014).