Phone Dox

Living with Leviathan

Şirin Bahar Demirel
Screening time  
27.02. / Thursday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 1  
02.03. / Sunday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
When ordinary people who share funny cat videos on the social media start to spread information about what to do in case of being taken into custody, it is called state terrorism.

This is a personal story about a nationwide uprising, the Occupy Gezi movement in Turkey, in the summer of 2013. More of an open letter than a documentary, this movie tries to show how Turkish youth say ‘No!’ to the despotic regime and the police brutality.


Şirin Bahar Demirel

Şirin Bahar Demirel was born in 1985. After graduating from the cinema department at Galatasaray University, Istanbul she has finished her MA in the Artistic Direction of Cultural Projects in France. She has worked as assistant director on feature documentaries. Currently, she is working on her photography, video and street art projects in Istanbul.

General sponsor

Leviathan'la Yaşamak

2013, 11' 25'', video

Directed by:
Şirin Bahar Demirel

Screenplay by:
Şirin Bahar Demirel

Archive Footage & Şirin Bahar Demirel

Edited by:
Şirin Bahar Demirel

Tolga Gurpinar

Şirin Bahar demirel

Produced by:
Şirin Bahar Demirel

Festivals & Awards:

Grand Junction Film Festival 2014; Transmediale 2014; Forever Incomplete Exhibition, Kunst Hier und Jetzt, Braunschweig, Germany, 2013