Istanbul is home to three big football clubs, whose supporters are famous for their passionate support for their favorite team as well as their notorious hatred of the other clubs' supporters. In 2013, the government planned to demolish Istanbul's Gezi Park and turn it into a shopping center. For the first time, the football supporters decided to stand united against these plans. ISTANBUL UNITED gives an insight into this surprising coalition of protesters which became part of a nation-wide uprising in Turkey.
Meet director Oliver Waldhauer at the screenings September 25. and September 27.
Farid Eslam, Olli Waldhauer
Oliver Waldhauer (Germany) and Farid Eslam (Germany, 1977)
ISTANBUL UNITED is the director duo's debut as documentary filmmakers