The Outsider


The film delves into the social contract established in the Gezi community and the new forms of public agency explored in/after Gezi. It focuses on the group dynamics and narratives as well as the individual interactions within three civil movements: Northern Forests Defense, an environmentalist group acting against the neoliberal exploitation of Istanbul’s main naturallungs; Kamp Armen, a non-violent occupation protecting a historical Armenian orphanage; and the Istanbul’s LGBTQIA+ community, which acquired a higher  lever of social visibility after Gezi.

IT, 2015, 29 min, Turkish with English subtitles 

Regie Mario Rizzi

Q & A with Mario Rizzi


Filmstill: The Outsider

Part of 6. Berliner Herbstsalon GEZİ – TEN YEARS AFTER. Ein Prolog im Frühling.

The series GeZinema was created in collaboration with the H2020 MSCA-IF project, VIDEOACT, a project funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 101025524.

Directed by
Mario Rizzi