The Flag

  • 8'
  • Turkey
  • 2007
The Flag is part two of a series of video works about Turkish national day ceremonies. This work was shot during Children's Day on 23 April, a festive day celebrating the forming of the Turkish parliament and the official end - in 1920 - of the Ottoman Empire. On this day, children perform pompous patriotic rituals that were conceived by the elders. With the mayor and governor of Istanbul as host, and accompanied by a senior soldier, the schoolchildren recite poems and take an oath in which patriotism turns to ultra-nationalism.


Director
Köken Ergun
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Turkey
Production Year
2007
Festival Edition
IFFR 2007
Length
8'
Medium
Mini DV PAL
Original title
Bayrak
Language
Turkish
Producer
Köken Ergun
Sales
Köken Ergun
Cinematography
Köken Ergun
Editor
Köken Ergun
Sound Design
Köken Ergun