Sunday, November 8, 2015
8:00 p.m.

GSU Auditorium, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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(3 shorts + 1 doc.)


SOMA#301

In Competition

Directed by Veysel Çelik
Cast: Serkan Güneştan, Asiye Alımcı, Ergun Göncüler, Metin Türel, Halit Soy
Short / 2' 30" / 2014

Soma#301


Synopsis

On 13 May 2014, an explosion at a coal mine in Soma, Manisa, Turkey, caused an underground mine fire which was the worst mine disaster in Turkey's history.  The explosion killed 301 workers.

This incident is a big tragedy for humanity. However, any tragedy is forgotten after new tragedies. Soma has shown us all a mirror; how worthless the life is for miners. Every painful tragedy is lived only for a few days. Then everything is forgotten. This film is to not to forget Soma and to wake up for people who work in poor conditions...

Selected Festivals and Awards

Hrant Dink Foundation Films of Conscious Selection
ROFİFE Rotary Short Film Festival: Best Third Film in Experimental Category
Adana Golden Boll International Mediterranean Short Films Festival
Istanbul International Film Festival
Red Tulip Film Festival, The Netherlands
The Corto Creativeo Short Film Festival, Mexico

Veysel ÇELİK

Veysel CelikVeysel Çelik is a filmmaker who lives and works in Istanbul. He was born in Batman/Turkey in 1985. He began his higher education in 2005 at Marmara University – Art Education, and graduated later with a degree in Photography from Marmara University. He creates in various mediums - documentary, experimental and fiction films. Çelik often deals in his personal work with political and social issues focusing on human rights. His works are a mix of his personal and imaginary reflections, with a documentary approach accompanied by profound researches on the selected themes.