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Boston Turkish Arts & Culture Festival 2023 | Documentary and Short Film Competition Nov 17 - Dec 3

November 18 - December 3, 2023



bakirkoy underground

Doc. / 30 min. / 2022 / with English subtitles

DIRECTOR Berkay Şatır

PRODUCER Berkay Şatır, Çağla Aslan, Berfin Altınışık, Selin Tüyen
EDITOR Berkay Şatır

A raw and personal journey into the kaleidoscopic history of a “place of salvation”, Bakırköy. In his documentary, Berkay Şatır uses his own memories, neighborhood and neighbors to draw the spectator into a place where a musical growth has a big impact on different life forms and social communities. Bakırköy Underground looks at the changing texture of a musical identity and an area with unique archival footage and photos from 90’s and 2000’s.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days, Panorama Türkiye (2022)
  • Müze Gazhane, Music Documentaries Special Screening (2022)
  • Adana Golden Boll Film Festival National Documentary Competition (2022)
  • Başka Sinema, Festival at Home Short Film Selection (2022)
  • İzmir Short Film Festival, Panorama Section (2022)
  • Galatasaray University Cinema Club Special Screening (2022)
  • TAYF International Short Film Festival (2022)
  • İzmir International Film and Music Festival (2023)

Berkay ŞATIR

berkay satirBerkay Şatır was born in 1994 in Istanbul. He graduated from Galatasaray University Faculty of Communication and Université Bordeaux Montaigne co-degree undergraduate programs. He completed his master's degree with thesis in Kadir Has University Cinema and Television program. He continues his education at Galatasaray University Media and Communication Studies PhD program and works as a research assistant at the same university.




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