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Abstract – Memory as Documentary Cinema: A Look at Turkish Documentary Cinema of the Last Decade

Memory as Documentary Cinema: A Look at Turkish Documentary Cinema of the Last Decade

Abstract

This text features short reviews of Turkish documentary cinema in the 2000s. It suggests that documentary cinema should be studied and discussed in the context of concepts such as remembrance, facing the past, memory, national identity, identity politics, political awareness, and new narrative styles. It also points out that an important part of the discussion centers on such questions as if and how documentaries can influence people to fight against injustices perpetrated on nature and humanity.