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.


Original title
Bayrak
Filmmaker
Köken Ergun
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Turkey
Year
2007
Medium
Mini DV PAL
Length
8’
Language
Turkish
Producer
Köken Ergun
Sales
Köken Ergun
Cinematography
Köken Ergun
Editor
Köken Ergun
Sound Design
Köken Ergun