Synopsis

Fragmentary perspectives on Human Rights and Transgender (Trans*) in Turkey

What remains at the place where a murder happened? What constitutes Trans* life? How to cope with daily violence and hatred? We begin to search for traces. We follow the tracks of resistance and survival. We are collectors of the expelled. We gather fragments of Trans*Lives inspired by texts of Nazim Hikmet, Foucault, Benjamin and Zeki Müren.

Trans*BUT is a documental research study driven by the question: “What keeps you going when all else falls away?”

“You can always do something”

Ebru Kırancı

Director

Maria Binder

Maria Binder works as a documentary film maker and human rights activist. She develops concepts for education programmes and cultural events. In her art work she realised several documentaries on the issues of human rights, gender and racism (a selection: "Who are you to speak?", about woman rights violations in Turkey; "Hope in My Heart, Oral Poetry by May Ayim", a Portrait of the Afro-German poet and pioneer of the Black German Movement; "Womens' Prison Barnimstreet. Women Speak About Their Imprisonment 1933-1945.", about a women's prison during National Socialism in Germany). Her films have been shown on international film festivals and educational events.

Credits

Written, Directed & Produced by Maria Binder
Interviewer Ebru Kırancı
Directors of Photography Stefan Runge, Miriam Tröscher, Maria Binder
Editor Till Ufer
Dramatic Advisor Ronald Krapp
Music & Composition Claudia Fierke
Animation & Graphics Emre Telci, Arif Özsoy
Colour Grading Mathias Behrens-Waveline
Sound Design Dominik Avenwedde
English Subtitles Alex Ross

Screenings

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    What remains at the place where a murder happened? What constitutes Trans* life? How to cope with daily violence and hatred? Trans*BUT is a documental research study driven by the question: "What keeps you going when all else falls away?"

  2. What remains at the place where a murder happened? What constitutes Trans* life? How to cope with daily violence and hatred? Trans*BUT is a documental research study driven by the question: "What keeps you going when all else falls away?"

  3. The Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Istanbul Robert Schuddeboom cordially invites you to the screening of the “Trans*BUT” documentary by Maria Binder at the Dutch Chapel in Istanbul on the occasion of the International Transgender Day of Remembrance.

  4. The 2014 FACE Human Rights Competition honoroble mention winner Trans X Istanbul by Maria Binder glances at the Human Rights and Trans life in Turkey.

  5. The latest film of Maria Binder, who had won the FACE Special Mention with her previous film Trans X İstanbul in 2014, focuses on fragmentary perspectives on Human Rights and Transgender (Trans*) in Turkey.

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