“Kanal 82” tells the behind-the-scenes-story of a fictive local Turkish TV station, mainly dealing in light entertainment fare. Being inexperienced in “serious journalism”, the channel‘s crew is one day caught unaware by a horrific event - too horrible to be mentioned here - which all the big media organs self-censor immediately. Only Kanal 82 sends live and uncut.
Following current events in Turkish society and politics, the project combines the production of a satirical web-series with an open research on the political role of local/private TV broadcasting in Turkey.
Filmmaker and philosopher Nino Klingler (*1984 studied film and philosophy in Berlin and Istanbul. He has (co-) directed some short films and writes film critiques.
Zeynep Tuna-Klingler (*1985 Eskişehir, Turkey) studied Film and Television (BA) at Istanbul Bilgi University and Art in Context (MA) at Berlin University of the Arts. As a video artist she works predominantly with found footage material. Her works focus on construction of identity under national, cultural and sexual influences and their representation in visual media.
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