"Phuket:Two Sides of the Islands" is online throughout February

The Agent RiA:registeredinart at the Middle Eastern Film Festival, Edinburgh 6 – 20 February 2012

For the first time, artists’ video is part of this film festival programme, curated by Lyndsay Mann of The Agent RiA, in association with James McKenzie, and featuring works by Erkan Özgen (Turkey) and Hakan Akçura (Sweden). 

RiA events programme:

– Channel screening: 1 – 28 February, The Agent RiA:registeredinart
– Theatre screening: Friday 10 February, 6.30pm, Filmhouse 
– Theatre screening: Monday 13 February, 6.10pm, Filmhouse 
– Artist’s talk and screening: Saturday 18 February, 4 – 6pm, Stills 

Channel Screening:

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Online throughout February: 
Phuket:Two Sides of the Islands (2011), Hakan Akçura 

Theatre Screening: 
Friday 10 February, 6.30pm

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Kurdish Lesson 3, (2011), Hakan Akçura
followed by Fotograf (66), Kazım Öz, (2001)
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

Theatre Screening: 
Monday 13 February, 6.10pm

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Breath (6) Erkan Özgen, (2008), followed by 
Min Dit: The Children of Diyarbakir (102) Miraz Bezar (2009) 
Filmhouse, 88 Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH3 9BZ

MESP 2012 The Agent Ria:registeredinart Artist’s Talk and Screening – Hakan Akçura
Saturday 18 February, 4 – 6pm at Stills

An invitation to a collective screening with the artist, where he will introduce this work and discuss his practice.

Phuket: Two Sides of the Islands. Sea Gypsies were the first people to settle in Phuket over 1000 years ago and still survive today selling fish, seashells and craft items to locals and tourists. Akçura’s documentary shows aspects of this community’s contemporary life and the precarious nature of sharing the waters of Thailand’s tourist paradise. 

Artist Hakan Akçura has exhibited widely across Europe and the Middle East. Recent exhibitions & screenings include: Ars Retorica, Universite Paris 8, Paris; Where Fire Has Struck, DEPO, Istanbul; Videfesta’ 10, Goethe Institute, Ankara; Temps D’Images Festival 2010, Lisbon; and HEP, Sazmanab Project, Tehran.

FREE, booking recommended. 
Stills Scotland’s Centre for Photography, 23 Cockburn Street, Edinburgh EH1 1BP

The Agent RiA would like to thank: 
Erkan Özgen and Hakan Akçura, James McKenzie, Neill Walker at EICSP, Silke Schmickl at Lowave, Benjamin Cook at LUX, Filmhouse, Stills and Creative Scotland.


Festival Programme