Imre Azem


Imre Azem, documentary filmmaker and the director of Kibrit Film. Azem’s directorial debut, Ecumenopolis: City Without Limits (2011), is an award-winning documentary on the transformation of Istanbul. In 2014 he started making journalism videos for the news website His latest documentary Turkey on the Edge about the erosion of democracy in Turkey was broadcast on Arte in July 2017, on the anniversary of the failed coup attempt. He continues making documentaries focusing on urban issues, the environment, politics and social justice. He also makes custom furniture in his Istanbul woodshop. Photo Fatih Pınar


Taldans Company was established in Istanbul by Mustafa KAPLAN and Filiz SIZANLI in 2002 and named after the Theater Research Laboratory (TAL) of Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Theater, which was a movement/dance research unit established by Mustafa Kaplan. Taldans acts in public, urban areas, art galleries as well as stage performances. Besides the performances, Taldans coordinates and organizes body and movement-based workshops. Kaplan (engineer) and Sızanlı (architect) are also working on interdisciplinary and intercultural projects.

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