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27 November 2016: Adaptations: Taskafa, Stories of the Street


Taskafa, Stories of the Street
Andrea Luka Zimmerman
2013 | 66 min | Colour | Digital
Followed by Q&A with the filmmaker

Marking internationally acclaimed writer John Berger's 90th birthday this month, Whitechapel film curator Gareth Evans presents a special screening of Berger's film collaboration with Andrea Luka Zimmerman. Drawing on text from his novel King, Taskafa: Stories of the Street celebrates the street dogs of Istanbul. At once a genuinely singular portrait of a world city in transition, an affecting and committed study of those marginalized by globalization and an empathetic vision of resistance through a wholly different register of belonging, Taskafa is that rarest of breeds, a work of poetry and praise, singing of the heightened daily joys that come from a true comradeship between species.