An inspired film often grows out of a chance, indelible image that insists on being seen. In collaboration with Gallery X-ist, !f istanbul has asked artists and graphic designers to put those images to paper and create posters for imaginary films.
The exhibition will run for 10 days at the Festival Center. Between 14 and 24 February 2008.
I attended to this exhibition with this poster:
The serialnumbers of the two hand grenades which has been found in the car baggage of the bombers that operated in Semdinli, Umut (Hope) bookshop in november 9th, 2005 12.15 PM were HGR Z DM LOS FMP 133 ve 134 and had the same german made qualities as the two hand grenades that has exploded in the bookstore.
Movies name includes the imaginative hypotesis that the exploded bombs serial numbers were HGR Z DM LOS FMP 131 and 132 (Last days of the turkish gladio).
This poster is the world premier poster of this movie for six different centers, 10 years after but same time: November 9th, 2015 12.15 PM.
Production companies, directors and two turkish actors names are real. Three kurdish actors names are fictional.
Poster include hand grenades technical specialities and this long text:
(This has happened before:
Ten years ago,) on 9 November 2005 at 12.15 pm in the town of Semdinli, in Hakkari province, southeast Turkey, a bookshop (Umut Kitabevi) was bombed, killing one man and injuring others.
The owner of the bookshop and others managed to apprehend the suspected bomber and two other men after the former had got into a car nearby where the two other men were allegedly waiting for him.
In the car were discovered weapons, lists of names of political oppositionists, information about individuals in Semdinli, maps and other documents. The bookshop owner's name allegedly appeared in one list and a plan of his home and workplace were found among other such plans.
After the apprehension of the three by the crowd, it was revealed that two men were members of the security services, with identity cards indicating that they were plainclothed gendarmerie intelligence officers (JİT).
The alleged bomber was subsequently revealed in the press to be a PKK informant (there has been no official denial of this). The three men were escorted away from the scene by police and the alleged bomber detained in relation to the bombing and murder.
Subsequently, as the prosecutor carried out a scene-of-crime investigation, the assembled crowd was fired upon from a car, resulting in the death of one civilian and injury of others. The prosecutor's crime-scene investigation was postponed. A gendarmerie special sergeant has been detained on charges of disproportionate use of force resulting in death.