Kam

“Kam", meaning "Shaman" in old Turkish, is a long exposure pixilation/2D animation film expressing the primal, potent energy of the female body.

The film transforms dancer Sevinc Baltali's improvisation into a fierce and exuberant dance flow to the formidable music of "Amolvacy", an experimental band from New York.

  • Zeynep Akcay
    Director
  • Sevinc Baltali
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Experimental, Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Dance, Experimental, Long Exposure Photography, Pixilation, 2D Animation
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Turkey
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia, Turkey
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Zeynep Akcay

Zeynep Akcay is an animated filmmaker & scholar focusing on experimental aesthetics and narrative strategies of animation in different environments. After performing as an animator and teaching animation in Montreal, Canada, and in Izmir, Turkey, she is currently convening the animating major at Griffith Film School, Brisbane, Australia.
Akcay has presented in numerous international conferences and her animations have been screened in Australia, the US, Asia, Europe, and in her native Turkey.

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Director Statement

Kam started as a response to the increasingly conservative affirmations about the female body surrounding Turkish women. The film's unique aesthetic combines long-exposure photography with primitive drawings, transforming Dancer Sevinc Baltali's improvisation into a visceral expression of the anger & the rebellious energy of the female body.