Video Series: Shrinking Space # 2 – Right to Defence

The second of the video series #ShrinkingSpaces focuses on the profession of attorneyship and the right to a defence in Turkey, which represent the recent epicenter of government crack down on civil spaces. Video discusses the different means of constraints dealt by attorneys in exercising their profession, as well as their resistance in the face of such measures.

#ShrinkingSpace presents the closing of civil space in Turkey through images that filmmaker Fatih Pınar collected from various street protests, press statements and public meetings. Collaborating with Pınar, the series is produced by Hafıza Merkezi under 4 themes that represent the 4 pillars of civil space targeted by the government.

Watch the first of the series on Pride March:

Camera and Edit: Fatih Pınar |
Graphic Design: Salih Gürkan Çakar
Subtitle Translation: Nazım Hikmet Richard Dikbaş
Subtitle Placement: Burcu Kolbay
Archive Images: Fatih Pınar’s Archive, Sibel Tekin’s Archive