Cinematic representation of gecekondu as an urban memory

Seçkiner, Vildan
The purpose of this study is to assess Turkish squatters, namely ‘gecekondu’ over the image in cinema in terms of a visual urban archive. In order to analyze this representation in cinema as an urban image, both the cinematic production and urban theoretical approaches about migration and gecekonduzation process are discussed in order to find out the parallelism between the stories of gecekondu in these two fields, and to crosscheck the cinematic image of gecekondu. Therefore, the study is held in accordance with the epochs due to the break points of the history of the phenomenon. The movies are analyzed through a critical discourse analysis after the depiction of each epoch. Finally, the picture of the phenomenon is compared with the actuality of the epochs, academic framework and the cinematic image with the purpose of revealing the cinematic memory about it.
Citation Formats
V. Seçkiner, “Cinematic representation of gecekondu as an urban memory,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2009.