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The Walkers (2014)
Yürümek (original title)
Yurumek (title with latin characters)
Documentary, 52 min
 
Production country   Turkey
Language   Turkish
Director   Deniz Sengenc
Scriptwriter   Deniz Sengenc
Producer   Melek Ulagay Taylan
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Turkish Airforce's warplanes bombed an area near to Roboski village in Turkey, near to Iraqi border in 28th of December 2011 and 34 civilian have been killed. On the 1st of September 2012 (on International Day of Peace), conscientious objector Halil Savda started to walk from Roboski to the capital city of Turkey, Ankara for peace and justice. The Walkers is the film of this 1300 km walk, being on the road and the road itself. Although the walk was Halil Savda's own decision, dozens of people joined him on the way to Ankara and they created a civil movement. The road became a space to be together, to become an individual and to become together even they come from different environments. Serap, a woman coming from the man world of Black Sea region; İbrahim, a young man who joined to army with his own will in order to 'kill the Kurdish terrorist' and later has been taken prisoner by PKK; Emine, a translator who lives in UK for 20 years; İsmail, a man who lives in Germany for 25 years and who decided to come back home by walking; Evindar, a singer from Adana; Abdullah, a witness to the murder of Uğur Kaymaz - 12 years old boy who was shot to dead by Turkish army in 2004-; Munzur, who believes militarism is based on manhood and of course, the first walker, Halil, who showed us that even walking is a way of resisting…
 
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