10/22 6:00 PM SF Screening Of PRESS & Report On The Struggle To Defend Journalists and Teachers Of Turkey
Saturday October 22, 2016 6:00 PM
Valencia Gardens Community Room-Two Blocks From 16th St. Bart
370 Valencia St. off Rosa Parks Lane Turn Left to Community Center
LaborFest will be screening Press about the struggle of Kurdish reporters. This will be followed by a report and discussion on the defense of journalists and teachers in Turkey
Benefit For Solidarity Campaign For Journalists and Teachers of Turkey
Press (100 min.) (2011) (Turkey) Directed by: Sedat Yilmaz
This is a drama about the struggle of Kurdish journalists to produce their newspaper Özgür Gündem. Under severe repression and intimidation, getting out a newspaper is a deadly danger. The story centers around the Kurdish journalists in Diyarbakır, the largest Kurdish city in Turkey.
Özgür Gündem is under siege. After exposing human rights abuses in the city of Diyarba the journalists of Özgür Gündem become the target of increasingly ruthless government-sanctioned intimidation. Press tells the powerful story of the Özgür Gündem offices and Kurdish journalists in Diyarbakır and their struggle to get their stories out.
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