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Bayrak

The Flag was shot during Children's Day on 23 April, a festive day celebrating the forming of the Turkish parliament and the official end - in 1920 - of the Ottoman Empire. On this day, children perform pompous patriotic rituals that were conceived by the elders. With the mayor and governor of Istanbul as host, and accompanied by a senior soldier, the schoolchildren recite poems and take an oath in which patriotism turns to ultra-nationalism.

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Previous screenings

2007
24 Jan – 4 Feb | Rotterdam, Netherlands
Indielisboa: International Independent Film Festival
19 Apr – 29 Apr | Lisboa, Portugal
Oberhausen International Short Film Festival
3 May – 8 May | Oberhausen, Germany
8 Jun – 24 Jun | Sydney, Australia
2008
Bunter Hund: International Short Film Festival Munich
16 Oct – 19 Oct | Munich, Germany

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 10 Feb 2008