Benefit screening for earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria

Benefit screening for earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria

Anton Vidokle and Pelin Tan, Gilgamesh: She Who Saw the Deep (still), 2022.

Benefit screening for earthquake relief in Turkey and Syria

Admission $10; donations welcome

February 9, 2023, 7pm
172 Classon Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us at e-flux Screening Room for a benefit screening of Pelin Tan & Anton Vidokle's Gilgamesh: She Who Saw the Deep (2022).

Please buy tickets or donate here. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will go toward disaster relief in southeastern Turkey and northwestern Syria, where a series of earthquakes on February 6 have caused the collapse of hundreds of buildings in dozens of cities, resulting in a death toll that has exceeded 19,000 and continues to rise, along with tens of thousands injured.

Gilgamesh: She Who Saw the Deep
Kurdish and Turkish with English subtitles, 47:12 minutes, 2022

The Epic of Gilgamesh is the oldest literary work discovered to date. Composed in Mesopotamia more than five thousand years ago, it describes the journey of Gilgamesh, the ruler of one of the first historical metropolises: Uruk. Following the death of Enkidu—the best and closest friend—Gilgamesh embarks on a quest to find immortality, so as to avoid meeting the same fate. Part god and part human, Gilgamesh encounters a varied cast of personages, ranging from the Goddess Ishtar and Scorpion people, to Utnapishtim, who, like Noah, saved humanity from the Great Flood by building an arc. Filmed on the banks of the Tigris River, near the ancient cities of Mardin, Hasankeyf, and Dara, the film takes us on a journey through time and space. Inspired by Sumerian cosmology as well as the philosophy of Russian cosmism, and accompanied by an original score by Alva Noto, Gilgamesh: She Who Saw the Deep is a meditation on questions of living, death, friendship, love, and immortality. This film is in Kurdish and Turkish, and features an all-woman cast of actors from the Amed Theater in Diyarbakır.

Film by: Anton Vidokle and Pelin Tan

Featuring: Elvan Koçer, Berfin Emektar, Dijle Güneş Yavuz, Şahperi Alphan Bayhan, Rugeş Kırıcı, Zelal Bakır Turan

Cinematography: Ayman Nahle

Original score by: Alva Noto

Editing: Meggie Schneider

Production management: Yelta Köm

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Experimental Film

Anton Vidokle is an editor of e-flux journal.

Pelin Tan is a Professor in Film at the Fine Arts Academy, Batman University, Turkey. She is the 6th recipient of the Keith Haring Fellowship in Art and Activism (2019). Tan was a fellow at the Human Rights Program and the Center for Curatorial Studies (CCS), Bard College, New York, and she is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Arts, Design and Social Research, Boston. Tan is a board member of the IMECE Solidarity Association, Cesme/Izmir, and a member of the spatial research collective Arazi Assembly, Mardin, Turkey.

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