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Maybe a Movie Comes to Town

December 2021 – December 2022

Aimed to provide a cinema experience to children who cannot reach the cinema Maybe a Movie Comes to Town project, targeted children living in the villages of Bitlis and studying at the boarding schools in the region. The animated film Inside Out, directed by Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen, was screened in village schools and in village squares in the summer months to reach larger audiences where families could also participate.

The movie Inside Out, which was screened throughout the project, wanders inside the mind of its protagonist, Riley, and tells a story about the way we deal with problems in our inner world. Riley has five basic emotions in her mind: joy, sadness, fear, anger and disgust. Also, Riley has "core memories", which are joyful memories that represent important times in her life. Each core memory strengthens Riley's personality and makes her an individual at peace with her environment.

In this sense, the Maybe a Movie Comes to Town project aimed to create a "core moment" as in the movie, while opening a small window for children to get to know themselves. After the movie screenings, the project aimed to direct children to active participation with group activities prepared under the supervision of clinical psychologist Nuray Yılmaz, and made their experiences more enjoyable through games. Maybe a Movie Comes to Town is a long-term project, not only serving as a cinema project for children, but also the whole screenings was filmed for a short documentary film to be made.

Promotional photo for Inside Out, the film that will be shown in the scope of the project

Sidar İnan

Born in Bitlis, Sidar İnan started his education in Istanbul and started taking acting lessons from Ali Poyrazoğlu while he was studying English Language Teaching at Anadolu University. For two years, he took part in various plays in the Izmir Art Theatre. He participated in various stage works at the Istanbul State Theatre and Istanbul Municipality Theatre.

He shot his first experimental short documentary, Siyah Keklik, in his own village, and the film was selected for the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner. İnan, who focused on documentaries after 2011, shot Teller, Derman and Patronsuzlar documentaries, respectively. His short documentaries took part in national and international festivals. He worked on various documentary films in Yemen, Germany, France and Armenia. In 2016 and 2017, he received a scholarship from Eurasiadoc and took lessons from the French director and producer Samuel Aubin at Galatasaray University. His first feature-length documentary film, Rüzgar Tayı, which he started shooting in 2015, received production support awards from the Ministry of Culture, General Directorate of Cinema, New Film Fund, Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, CNC France. Having its world premiere at SEEFEST, Los Angeles, USA, Rüzgâr Tayı made its Turkey premiere at the Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival. The film, which was last screened at the Istanbul Film Festival, was among the films that received awards from the festival.

This page is published on 10 January 2022.