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A Tribune Story

A Tribune Story takes a close look at Resistance, the fan club of Diyarbakır’s Amedspor, which is the soccer team of one of Turkey's politically most unstable cities. Due to the conflict that started in the region after the elections in 2015, Amedspor was exposed to discrimination during away matches and even fines were imposed on the players and fans many times for statements that they supposedly made. This film focuses on the struggles of Amedspor’s young fans who have difficulties finding representation space in Diyarbakır under the country’s state of emergency imposition during the 2016-2017 season. This film shows how they are holding on to their soccer team, which is as marginalized as they are, in an effort to cope with this situation in solidarity. A Tribune Story, which looks closely at the way Kurds express themselves while struggling to exist in Diyarbakır and beyond, traces a political climate where hope and despair coexist through the eyes of the youth in the Resistance Fans Club.

  • Fatma Çelik
  • Aylin Kızıl
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Bir Tribün Hikâyesi
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  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 31, 2021
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  • Language:
    Kurdish, Turkish
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Director Biography - Fatma Çelik, Aylin Kızıl

Aylin Kızıl
She was born in 1988 in Diyarbakır. She graduated from Eskişehir Anadolu University Faculty of Pharmacy. She joined NarPhotos Agency in 2012. She pursues documentary photography and video, and focuses on subjects of urban transformation, identity, gender, and migration. She is the co-director of two short documentaries: Miraz (2017) with Serdar Bayram and Lezgin Kani; and Bir Tribün Hikâyesi (2020) with Fatma Çelik.

Fatma Çelik
She was born in 1987 in Diyarbakır. She graduated from İnönü University Department of Psychological Counseling and Guidance. Since 2009, she’s been working as a counselor at schools in Diyarbakır. She also volunteers with children and women through civil society organizations. Since she joined NarPhotos Agency in 2012, her photography and video work focused on migration, identity, memory, ecology, and gender. She is the co-director of two short documentaries: Güvenli Bir Film (2014) with Musa İrşi, produced within the scope of BAK, and Bir Tribün Hikâyesi (2020) with

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