Boston Turkish Film Festival

İstanbul Makamı

Istanbul Notes | Istanbul Makami

3:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

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Directed by Özlem Sarıyıldız & Yunus Emre Aydın
Doc. / 69 min. / 2016

‘İstanbul Makamı’ is a cinematographic improvisation with five musicians from abroad who fell in love with the Maqam Music (Classical Ottoman Music), and decided to live in Turkey believing that music would be best learned on the land that it was born and performed. Each musician has his/her personal story but their paths intersect with their desire to find their own paths.



Ozlem Sariyildiz

Özlem Sarıyıldız received her bachelor’s degree from the Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Industrial Design, and her undergraduate degree from METU Department of Media and Cultural Studies. She has been interested in making videos and documentaries since her undergraduate years. Her filmography includes There and Back (2013), Damn the Dams (2012), Water Salt Flour (2011), In-Between (2009), The Hopping Ducklings (2009), A Piece of Monologue: Time (2008), Rails Passing Through Inside (2007), Muted (2007), A Movie with Wax (2006), The Weaving Dream (2004), Some About My Mother (2004), 1+1=1 (2003), Not Yet Rendered (2002), sss:f (2001).

Yunus Emre Aydin

Yunus Emre Aydın graduated from Istanbul University with a degree in Philosophy. He is currently doing his graduate studies in the same university. He is a professional photographer. He is also a musician and plays oud. Istanbul Notes is his first film as a director.



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