A Borderless World
Abdi Deeq, 2017 | MODE Istanbul & Karma Motion (Turkey)
Synopsis: This short ethno-fiction film opens a glimpse into the journey taken by the unaccompanied asylum-seeking youth in Turkey. The film provides a coincidental and visual composition of the city while two friends meet in Istanbul, planning for their migration into Europe. Context: Unaccompanied minor asylum seekers negotiating whether they should stay in Turkey or leave for Europe. "How, when and with whom?" are the questions the youth are tackling and are trying to find answers for. Uses: A visual composition of hidden metaphors and signals scattered throughout the city, the short film provokes further enquiry, critique and discussion for what it means to be forcefully displaced and of having to be on a constant move. It can inspire the migrant youth elsewhere in creating their own media content. It can evoke discussion and raise awareness on the migration scene in Turkey.