Scavengers from Hakkari to Ankara

Alper Şen and Oktay İnce

2007, 70:00 minutes, colour, Turkish, Kurdish with English Subtitles

TAPECODE 1001.01

Hundreds of people, who have been forced to migrate from their village Ordekli (Kotranis) in Hakkari, Turkey at 1994, are still picking wastes at the garbage sites in the center of Ankara. A group of people, which started to record their lives on video between the years of 2001 and 2004 with an amateur aim, witnessed the pains of their forced migration and their fight against the wildest face of capitalism in the capital city of Turkey. This documentary tells the story of those people -from a 13 years old child taking care of his family off the garbage of Ankara to an old man being expelled from his village- their efforts to exist just with their labor despite despite all deportations, contempt and discrimination just by relying on their labour.

Director: Alper Şen

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