Dancing Resistanbul

A documentary about the creative resistance in the Gezi Park protests in Istanbul in 2013.
In May 2013, a growing number of people gathered in Taksim Square in central Istanbul. Provoked by the city`s plan to remove Gezi Park, one of the few remaining green spaces in the center of the European side of Istanbul.
The demonstrators response: spontaneous actions in form of concerts, street art and dance.
The documentary shows a generation which stands up for their rights, beginning to formulate their own vision of the future.

  • Claudia Carolin Münch
    Director
    Sound of the Caves
  • co director: Can Büyükbay
    Director
  • Claudia Carolin Münch
    Writer
  • Claudia Carolin Münch & Can Büyükbay
    Producer
  • Malwa Grabowska
    camera operator
  • Picures
    Cutter
  • Martin Paret
    sound operator
  • Erdem Gündüz, Ziya Azazi, Banu Acikdeniz, Ezgi Kiriş, Kardeş Türküler, Yusuf Katipoğlu, Aggakackan & Grejuva, Kuzguncuk forum, Boğaziçi Caz Korosu
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Tanzende Revolte am Bosporus
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Genres:
    Human Rights, Art, creativity, Protest, Environment, Social movement
  • Runtime:
    48 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 19, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    6,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Turkey
  • Language:
    English, Turkish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Nominated for the german human rights film award / Nominiert für den Deutschen Menschenrechts-Filmpreis
    Nürnberg
    Germany
    Nomination Kategorie Hochschule
  • Diritti a Todi Human Rights International Film Festival
    Todi
    Italy
    January 29, 2017
    Italian Premiere
  • TMC London Film Festival
    London
    United Kingdom
    December 21, 2016
    UK Premiere
    BEST STUDENT DOCUMENTARY
  • screening at Mérida Film Festival / El Festival Cinematográfico de Mérida, FECIME
    Mérida, Yucatán
    Mexico
    January 29, 2017
    Mexican Premiere
  • International Environmental Film Festival Buenos Aires 2016
    Buenos Aires
    Argentina
    June 5, 2016
    South American Premiere
  • 1st Environmental and Human Rights Film Festival Paraguay 2017
    Asunción
    Paraguay
    November 17, 2016
    Paraguayan Premiere
  • One With A Movie Camera Film Festival
    Marburg
    Germany
    November 6, 2016
  • FICDH Festival Internacional de Cine de Derechos Humanos - traveling exhibitions 2016 / 2017

    Argentina
  • Art house cinema Freiburg (Kommunales Kino Freiburg)
    Freiburg
    Germany
    May 23, 2016
  • LICHTER Filmfest International
    Frankfurt am Main
    Germany
    March 19, 2015
    World Premiere
  • information centre third world
    Freiburg
    Germany
    August 19, 2015
  • Sommerwerft - international theatre festival
    Frankfurt
    Germany
    July 20, 2015
  • NEZ International Film Festival
    Kolkata
    India
    September 15, 2017
    Indian Premiere
    Best Documentary Award in Documentary Film student category
Distribution Information
  • Claudia Carolin Münch
    Country: Germany
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Claudia Carolin Münch, co director: Can Büyükbay


Works as a filmmaker for the non-governmental organization ecapio.org and as a freelancer in different film projects.

Currently also doing an education in Dance, Improvisation & Performance at TIP - school for Dance, Improvisation and Performance in Freiburg, Germany.

Studied Fine Arts & Film at The Mainz Academy of Arts (Diploma) and at „Instituto Escuela nacional de Bellas Artes“ in Montevideo, Uruguay
Dancing Resistanbul / Tanzende Revolte am Bosporus was the Final movie.

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Director Statement

Everywhere is Resistance. Everywhere is Taksim.