A Generic analysis of turkish social realist cinema: 1960-1965

Yalın, Alkım
This study is devoted to a generic analysis of social realist films made in Turkey between 1960 and 1965. This cinematic tendency emerged in the period following the coup of May 27th and started to fade away after 1965. Most notable filmmakers who contributed to social realist cinema of the period were Halit Refiğ, Ertem Göreç, Metin Erksan and Duygu Sağıroğlu. This study attempts to analyze a group of chosen social realist films, according to their common generic features both in terms of content and form, and to evaluate these films based on the concrete historical and social conditions of the period. At the end of the study, it is concluded that the so-called 'social-realist' movies in Turkish cinema cannot be consider ed as a genre; what was common to all these filmmakers, or the major reason behind the emergence of a wave of films in the early 1960s, was their common concern with and exclusive focus on the social issues of the period. 
Citation Formats
A. Yalın, “A Generic analysis of turkish social realist cinema: 1960-1965,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2017.