Project coordinator Esra Akkaya
KOMŞUKINO is the neighbourhood cinema by SİNEMA TRANSTOPIA taking place once a month. Each event includes social gatherings in our courtyard, accompanied by local food and çay, followed by screenings of classics of Turkish and Kurdish cinema. Conversation is central to these neighbourhood screenings, and discussions will take place before and after the films. Thus, KOMŞUKINO will transform SİNEMA into an agora: a place where we can exchange knowledge and experience. Admission is free, including çay, and children are welcome.
Esra Akkaya is a scholar of literature based in Berlin. She received her PhD in French Philology from the Freie Universität Berlin as an associate of Selma Stern Centre for Jewish Studies. Currently, she is a postdoctoral researcher at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows at Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Esra has been part of Sinema Transtopia since its early beginning and chairperson of bi'bak e.V.
Funded by Fonds Soziokultur Sofortprogramm Neustart Kultur