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14 October 2010
Planet Galata


Planet Galata – A Bridge in Istanbul

A crossmedia projekt by Florian Thalhofer and Berke Bas

The Galata bridge in Istanbul is a cosmos of its own. Between shops, restaurants and inrushes of tourists we meet people for who the bridge is home, hope and purpose in life. Among these are: restaurant owner Kemal, Gaffur and Erkan, who work in the kitchen at the restaurant next door, paper collectors Bayram and Erdogan, Sadiye, who after her husband´s death comes to the bridge every day to fish, and Ömer, the controlling director and secret „King“ of the bridge.

Renowned media artist Florian Thalhofer has been engaged with non-linear storytelling for more than a decade. For the first time, he has now made a cross-media documentary film together with ZDF and ARTE and Berlin-based production company Kloos & Co. Medien and with the support of Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg