Economic, social injustice in focus at 2015 Festival on Wheels

and”Ganduvencesiz Hayatlarand” (Lives with No Insurance) is this yearand’s special theme of Turkeyand’s upcoming traveling film festival and”Festival on Wheels,and” organizers announced this week as the event officially kicked off the countdown to its 21st edition.
The festival will focus on the theme with a selection of four films announced on Monday that include two dramatic features and two new documentaries, with the latter two having their Turkish debuts as part of the program.
and”The Measure of a Man,and” director Standeacutephane Brizandeacuteand’s 2015 Cannes Film Festival competition entry that won its lead Vincent Lindon the best actor prize, is among the highlights of the section with its powerful social messages. The film, which drew comparisons with the Dardenne brothersand’ and”Two Days, One Nightand” during its Cannes premiere, follows the story of a laid-off factory worker who has been unemployed for more than a year.
and”Requiem for the American Dream,and” a 2015 film that features interviews made with Noam Chomsky about the inequality in the distribution of wealth and power, is the first of the documentaries on the bill. Filmed over the course of four years, and”Requiemand” is co-directed by Peter Hutchison, Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott.
Michael Winterbottomand’s and”The Emperorand’s New Clothes,and” which had its international premiere at this yearand’s Tribeca Film Festival, is the second documentary to be offered. Starring British actor and activist Russell Brand, the film looks at the global disparity between economic classes.
Turkish female director Emine Emel Balciand’s and”Nefesim Kesilene Kadarand” (Until I Lose My Breath), which had its world premiere at the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival, is also on the bill, looking at economic injustice and social security issues from the viewpoint of a young female worker at a textile sweatshop.
Organized annually by the Ankara Cinema Association, Festival on Wheels is set to mark its 21st edition from Nov. 27 through Dec. 10 with showings in Ankara, Bursa and Kastamonu.


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