Saturday, November 14, 2015
3:00 p.m.

Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington
Avenue, Boston

(3 documentaries)

Lamekan: Metalaşan Kentin Çöküşü

In Competition

Directed by İmre Azem
Doc. / 12 min. / 2015

Lamekan | Non-Space


The film explores the ways in which the current construction-based economic growth strategy in Turkey has become a mechanism for destruction. While this economic program has turned the neighborhoods into investment tools of foreign and domestic capital, it plunders the cities, forests, water, and living spaces in general, and stamps all workers’ organizing as a threat.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Istanbul International Architectural and Urban Films Festival
iF Istanbul International Independent Films Festival


ImreAzemİmre Azem was born in Istanbul in 1975. In 1998 he graduated from Tulane University in New Orleans with degrees in Political Science and French Literature. He also studied at the Sorbonne in Paris to complete his French Literature degree. After graduating in 1998 he moved to New York where he worked in media. From 2004 on he worked as a director of photography and editor in independent projects. At the same time he designed and built furniture. In 2007 he moved to Istanbul to embark on his directorial debut project, “Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits” about the neo-liberal urbanization of Istanbul. The award-winning feature-length documentary was completed in 2011. His second film “Agoraphobia: Investigating Turkey’s Urban Transformation” was completed in October 2013. “Non-Space: Collapse of the City as Commodity” is director’s latest project. İmre Azem is also a member of People’s Urban Movement, a volunteer group producing reports and actions on urban issues.