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Filmmakers selected for the 10th Chania Film Festival

Dr Gonul Bozoglu and Dr Evripidis Karydis have both been selected for the 10th Chania Film Festival in Crete

15 August 2022

Congratualtions to Dr Gonul Bozoglu on her film Life After Life: the Greeks of Istanbul and Dr Evripidis Karydis on his film (When I die let the universe burn) which have both been selected for the 10th Chania Film Festival in Crete .

Dr Evripidis's Karydis:  In May of 2021 my father’s life changed forever, when he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and had to undergo a life-changing operation. By using domestic ethnography through the lens of my camera I wanted to capture his feelings and emotions after his surgery. His reflections upon his life helped me to re-discover my father. This film is a portrait of him. It also captures a moment in the life of a man who was balancing between life and death. This film will have World and Greek Premier at Chania Film Festival. 

Dr Gonul Bozoglu: Life After Life is the story of the historic Rum (Greek) population of Istanbul, told through personal stories and community life. The film was supported through the Leverhulme Early Career Research Fellowship and Newcastle University's Institute for Creative Practice. It was shortlisted for AHRC Research Film of the Year in 2021 (Early Career Category) and won Best Documentary 2nd award in the London Greek Film Festival in the same year.

Dr Gonul Bozoglu was also featured in the August Episode of 'Turkey Book Talk', in conversation about her book Museums, Emotion and Memory Culture: the politics of the past in Turkey with William Armstrong, an Istanbul-based senior digital journalist with BBC Monitoring. 

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences