A Journey to the Nazilli Sümerbank Factory of Fabric Printing

Thursday, April 12

Another Train Gıdı Gıdı from the section “National Documentary Competition” was screened at Pera Museum Auditorium with the participation of the director Yasin Ali Türkeri. The film tells the historical journey of Nazilli Sümerbank Factor of Fabric Printing, built in 1937 with the support of the Soviet Russia, through a factory train called Gıdı Gıdı. The film took about eight years to complete and the director Türkeri said of the starting point of the film: “I’m also from Nazilli. I used to ride that train all the time. I wanted to keep alive a part of me that disappeared away in time.” The director also said that they took much of the footage from the General Directorate of Cinema, and commented on the film’s journey from now on: “First, we want the film to go to festivals. This was the premiere. Then it’ll be shown at TRT International Documentary Awards and in a few other places as well. I hope it’ll be released after that.”

Photo: Ersin Durmuş