Boston Turkish Film Festival

Hazır Ol !

Hazir Ol | Attention

5:00 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

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Directed by Onur Bakır and Panagiotis Charamis
Doc. / 52 min. / 2016

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The 32-year-old PhD candidate Onur finds himself in a dilemma: Should he pay to be exempted from military service or should he enlist for the compulsory six month period? To help him with the decision, he turns the camera on his family and friends who provide mixed responses on the ethical and political aspects of the choice he is about to make.

Tackling a controversial subject with a humorous tone, “Attention!” offers an insight into the Turkish psyche with regard to their own armed forces, which remain one of the ten biggest in the world. Onur has only two months to decide: Will he pay his way out or will he go?


  • Istanbul International Film Festival, Turkey: Best Documentary Award
  • Cinema Verite Iran International Documentary Festival, Iran
  • Which Human Rights? Documentary Days, Turkey
  • DOK Leipzig International Film Festival, Germany
  • Documentarist: Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey
  • Van Lake International Film Festival, Turkey
  • Aegean Documentary Days, Turkey
  • Filmamed Documentary Film Festival, Turkey
  • Human Rights Documentary Days, Turkey


Onur Bakir

Onur Bakır is a Ph.D. candidate at Boğaziçi University, Philosophy Department. He works on designing a pedagogy for doing philosophy with children. He works in the field of Film Philosophy and lectures on Film Analysis and Documentary Film. His first feature documentary "Attention!", co-directed with Panagiotis Charamis, won the Best Documentary Award at the 35th Istanbul International Film Festival in 2016.



Panagiotis Charamis

Panagiotis Charamis completed his BA in Film Studies at the University of Kent in 2006. In 2009, he graduated with an MA in Filmmaking with Distinction from Kingston University. Since then, he has been working as a director and a director of photography in a number of awarded short films and documentaries as well as in advertising.



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