2011, 118 mins, colour, Turkish film with Hungarian subtitles
D: Imre Azem
Istanbul, the city of 15 million inhabitants can hardly catch its breath, let alone create a urban masterplan to control its turbulent spatial developments. The city has been sold out to neoliberal developments creating a larger gap between the rich and the poor. The gap is very visible in the cityscape. This documentary is a critical essay on the endless developments at the gate to Europe. Subjects are traffic plans such as the third bridge over the Bosporus, ecological problems, dramatic social consequences and real estate speculation. Is this the long expected Ekümenopolis in the making, a worldwide entangled city, or will this only lead to chaos?
3rd March, 19:00