Benim / Ich Bin / I Am

1.9.2011 - 31.12.2012
Diyarbakır, Istanbul, Berlin


CoLabora (Berlin), DSD_Diyarbakır Cinema Association (Diyarbakır)
Coordinators: Sigrun Drapatz, Yaşar Irmak

Yaşar and Sigrun organized video and photography workshops with children in the Diyarbakır-Suriçi and Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg neighborhoods. A further instalment of the workshops where children produced videos and photographs focusing on questions and topics such as “my life; what makes me happy; what angers me/makes me feel sad; I ask myself, why; I sometimes dream” was realized in Istanbul, with children of the Tophane neighborhood and with the support of DEPO. Within the scope of the project, a web site that would serve as a platform facilitating the communication of children was also prepared.

Supporting Institutions: Kayapınar Municipality (Diyarbakır), Diyarbakır Metropolitan Municipality (Diyarbakır), Diyarbakır Arts Centre, ÇAÇA-Çocuklar Aynı Çatının Altında [Children Under the Same Roof] Association (Diyarbakır), Depo (Istanbul), Hayaka Artı (Istanbul), Aktion Mensch (Berlin), Rotary Club (Diyarbakır), Dicle Fırat Culture and Arts Centre (Diyarbakır), Arkadaşım Bienal [My Friend the Biennial] (Çanakkale).

For detailed information about the project please visit the address http://www.benim-ichbin.net/