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The Other Side of Istanbul (2008)
"Das andere Istanbul" (original title)

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Trapped between European lifestyles and Islamic roots, this film tells the stories of young, gay men on the path to attaining a life of their own creation while fighting against a society that refuses to see them.

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Istanbul - the city between East and West - is considered among insiders to be the gay Mecca of Europe. Although European lifestyles have been adopted easily and often in Istanbul, today the city and her residents face a growing number of conservative, traditional forces. Within the tension between the old and the new, between the traditional and the revolutionary, and between stagnancy and change, we find our protagonists: gays and transsexuals from every walk of life. The Other Side of Istanbul is a film that follows these young men as they come to terms with their "otherness," and traces their struggles with the authorities, with the military, with society, with their families and, of course, with themselves. Theirs is a fight for human rights, for freedom, for a self-determined life, and with each success and failure they experience, we are offered a glimpse at The Other Side of Istanbul. Written by Christopher C.Young / Shaunessy Ashdown

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Homosexuals and transsexuals daring to be themselves in Turkey

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21 September 2009 (Portugal)  »

Also Known As:

I alli plevra tis Istanbul  »

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€76,000 (estimated)
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