Living in the modern society full of stress and obstacles, surrounded by heavy work day by day, most people choose to enjoy a documentary film or a book to relax for a bit and also enhance personal qualities, which has become a fashion nowadays. To achieve this willing, the Golden Tree International Documentary Festival Organizing Committee collaborating with Beijing International Youth University launches an International Excellent Documentary Sharing Session which will be held on 15th December at 7 pm.
International Excellent Documentary Sharing Session consists of international high-level documentary masters, filmmakers, high-end businessmen and documentary followers sharing exceptional international documentary films together. There will be experts in documentary industry instructing experienced filming skills and striving for valuable gains for every participant.
We are going to share the Best Long Documentary winning film of 2nd Golden Tree International Documentary Festival named “Callshop Istanbul” directed by Sami Mermer and Hind Benchekroun, with duration of about 90 minutes.
Istanbul, also known as the “Global City”, for migrants from Africa and the Middle East, is a gateway to the promised land of Europe. Syrian and Iraqi refugees, hopeless youngsters seeking a better future, disillusioned Arabs and Africans all congregate in cramped hives of activity: the city’s callshops telling to families about their dreams, deep thoughts and sense of lose.
From the perspective of callshops, directors filmed the moments when people share their happiness, sadness by talking on the phone with families and dug deeply of the story behind. Real destiny of these residents from different countries, nations who put their beliefs in different religions is being discovered by camera lens.
As it turns out, some people exhausted a lifetime efforts just to be alive. What really happened in that two-square-meter space? It would be appreciated that you accept the invitation offered from the Golden Tree International Documentary Organizing Committee and join us in Beijing International Youth University on December 15th at 7 pm.