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Emir Kusturica’s political views caused scandal in Turkey
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1.       si++
3785 posts
 09 Oct 2010 Sat 08:30 pm

Emir Kusturica’s political views caused scandal in Turkey

October 09, 2010 | 16:54

Turkish Culture Minister Ertugrul Gunay stated he would not participate in the Golden Orange International Film Festival, as famous Serbian director Emir Kusturica is one of the jury members.

Invitation of Emir Kusturica displeased Turks, as well as a number of film makers, directors and representatives of women organizations of Bosnia due to his pro-Serbian position during war in former Jugoslavia.

Protesting against Kusturic’s invitation, Turkish director Semih Kaplanoglu withdrew his drama “Bal” (Honey) from the festival. A number of Turkish cultural figures, political and non-governmental organizations slammed the festival organizers as well.

 

source: here

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2.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 09 Oct 2010 Sat 08:43 pm

Amended my post - didn´t read the article correctly!



Edited (10/10/2010) by TheAenigma

3.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 09 Oct 2010 Sat 10:44 pm

I really like his movis.

Time of the  gypsies is still one of my all time favorite movies..

And of  course, its sound track and Goran Bregovic.. Ederlezi

 

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4.       AlphaF
5677 posts
 10 Oct 2010 Sun 01:22 am

 

Quoting TheAenigma

Ahh well - nevermind

It´s good to stand up for what you believe in

Emir is OK...His point is that the number of Bosnian women recently raped by Serbs. is not nearly as high as people claim..... That is not so bad, is it?

 



Edited (10/10/2010) by AlphaF

5.       TheAenigma
5001 posts
 10 Oct 2010 Sun 01:35 pm

 

Quoting AlphaF

 

Emir is OK...His point is that the number of Bosnian women recently raped by Serbs. is not nearly as high as people claim..... That is not so bad, is it?

 

 

My fault - didn´t read the article correctly!  Have amended my post . . . {#emotions_dlg.shy}

6.       armegon
1872 posts
 10 Oct 2010 Sun 03:40 pm

He has withdrawn from jury...

7.       buksi
5 posts
 10 Oct 2010 Sun 03:52 pm

 

Quoting armegon

He has withdrawn from jury...

 

Who ?

8.       armegon
1872 posts
 10 Oct 2010 Sun 03:58 pm

person spoken of in the thread, check the title...

Quoting buksi

 

 

Who ?

 

 

9.       thehandsom
7403 posts
 10 Oct 2010 Sun 05:19 pm

This is quite a tough call really...

Obviously, he has really strong nationalistic opinions... If I was a Serb, I would definitely would not hesitate a second to call him a racist. What he said was indefensible!! But before he left, he really lashed out the Cultural Minister and the other director (he said, if that director is very much against the genocides, why did he not say anything what happened to Armenians).

The strange thing is he was invited by CHP local government and the cultural minister is from AKP.. CHP is normally much more nationalistic than AKP which is islamists.. And strangely enough MHP was the leading the protests.. (MHP is the ultra right party. They can easily  get ´the golden orange´-which is the prize of Antalya film festival- at any given time for ´racism´

I think he should have stayed but the protests should have kept going at the back ground with less threatening fashion (but when MHP is involved, there is always danger.. That was the reason Kusturica said ´you can not talk about the art while there are 50 body guards in the room´..

 

10.       slavica
814 posts
 10 Oct 2010 Sun 05:52 pm

Kusturica quits film festival jury in Turkey

 

Kusturica left and I hope everyone is happy now.

 

I wonder who´s brilliant idea was to invite him at all, knowing his nationality and his "political views". There are so many directors all around the world.

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