For anyone in London this evening, see details on event below.
Trans X Istanbul (Maria Binder, Turkey/Germany 2013 Dir Maria Binder 114min)
Thousands of Trans*Women live in the big cities of Turkey. There has been an increase in the murder of Trans*. Hate Crimes against Trans*Women are mostly not investigated. The perpetrators can usually rely on being exempted from prosecution.
The film accompanies Ebru, a Trans*Woman from Istanbul who fights against the displacement and murder of her companions. She has experienced exclusion from state, society and family in her own life. She wants to change Turkish society with humour, self-irony and political acumen. She meets Margarethe, a 85-year-old German retired nurse and establishes with her an retirement home for Trans*. The film shows how hate speech develops to hate murder in a structure with many different components, how hate crime works as a system. Urban transformation of Istanbul and the protests around the Gezi Park in 2013 resonate throughout the film.
Trans X Istanbul documentary film is part of the multiplatform project Trans X Turkey: www.transxturkey.com<http://www.transxturkey.com>
For more information about tonight’s screening and to buy tickets: hhttp://www.barbican.org.uk/film/event-detail.asp?ID=17941