Imre Azem – Ekümenopolis: Ucu Olmayan Sehir AKA Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits (2011)


Ecologic thresholds are surpassed, economic thresholds are surpassed, population thresholds are surpassed and social harmony is upset. Here is the depiction of neoliberal urbanisation: Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits. In his first feature-length documentary, İmre Azem aims for a wholesome approach to Istanbul; as much as the change itself, he questions the underlying dynamics. He takes us on a long journey in this endless city, from demolished slums to the tops of skyscrapers, from the depths of the Marmara Sea to the route of the third bridge crossing the Bosporus, from real estate investors to urban opposition. We hope that you will not be a mere spectator to change, but question it. Continue reading