Cem Kaya

  • Cem Kaya – Ask, Mark ve Ölüm AKA Love, Deutschmarks and Death (2022)

    2021-2030Cem KayaDocumentaryGermany

    LOVE, DEUTSCHMARKS AND DEATH is a documentary film about the independent, and as of yet, unknown music of emigrated Turkish guest workers and their grandchildren in Germany. In a musical and essayistic form, Cem Kaya shares insights into the unique liveliness of this forgotten subculture.Read More »

  • Cem Kaya – Remake, Remix, Rip-Off: About Copy Culture & Turkish Pop Cinema (2014)

    2011-2020Cem KayaDocumentaryTurkey

    Turkey in the 1960s and 70s was one of the biggest producers of film in the world even though its film industry did not have enough written material to start with. In order to keep up with the demand, screenwriters and directors were copying scripts and remaking movies from all over the world. Name any Western hit film, there is a Turkish version to it, be it Tarzan, Dracula, The Wizard of Oz, The Exorcist, Rambo, Superman or Star Trek. These quickly and low budget produced lookalike movies were adapted to the taste of local audiences with huge success in the Anatolian hinterland. What they lacked in equipment and budget they compensated through excessive use of manpower both behind and in front of the camera. (IMDb)Read More »

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