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Turkey, 2022, 12'
Osman Baran Özdemir
Turkish with English subtitles

Atlas is a collection of footage shot during the student movement in Boğaziçi University, which started on January 4, 2021, and went beyond the campus and combined with other protests and movements. The film focuses on remembering the nine months of the resistance through the archive. The narrative sees the archive as a machine and traces visual matches between the protests. However, in time, the remembering process shifts to a more intuitive point of view, getting closer to a protester’s view. When recordings are made with the aim of documenting the protests and the violations of rights, personal experiences also become parts of these documents. On the other hand, the public archive may not match the memories and feelings of the people involved. Can we fill the gaps in the memory created by the archive and our own? Can a person observe themself by experiencing the archive they have created?