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Boston Turkish Arts and Culture Festival 2022 Documentary and Short Film Competition Nov 11 - 24

Saturday, November 12, 2022 | 12:00pm
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Remis Auditorium

Tickets will be on sale on Tuesday, November 1st



Directed by Serdar Kökçeoğlu
Documentary, 77 min., 2020

Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Best Documentary Award

"Mimaroğlu: The Robinson of Manhattan Island" is the story of two free spirits: legendary electronic music composer İlhan Mimaroğlu and his vibrant wife Güngör who migrated to the USA from Turkey in early 1960s. Using the couple’s personal archives, the documentary captures the career of İlhan as an edgy artist, and the power of their life-long companionship which started off amidst a family drama.  In a multi-layered structure, the film talks about immigration, music, love and disappointment. 

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Turkish Film Critics Association (SIYAD) Best Documentary Award
  • Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey (2020)
  • DOC NYC (2020)

  • Serdar KÖKÇEOĞLU

    Serdar Kökçeoğlu studied directing at the Film department of the Fine Arts Faculty in 9 Eylül University. A member of the Turkish Film Critics Association (SİYAD), Kökçeoğlu is a researcher on short films. He established an online label called Ses Kitabı which involved musicians who created experimental and adventurous works in Turkey. He released an album on the label Müzik Hayvanı, and exhibited sound art in various exhibitions. He lectured on music and sound in film, and directed a short documentary titled Listening Through Istanbul (2018). His first feature documentary Mimaroğlu: Robinson of Manhattan Island (2020) has premiered at Visions du Reel’s Burning Lights Competition.





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