Huseyin Karabey

Huseyin Karabey is regarded as one of Turkey's new directing talents at a time when the independent film scene in Turkey is gaining recognition and Turkish films are receiving a wider distribution worldwide. 

 

In the 1990's Karabey was heavily involved in the Kurdish Democracy Movement and these experiences have informed much of his subsequent film work. His determination to expose human rights violations through the film was motivated both by his experiences in prison and his confrontations with the state when he tried to capture and explain human rights abuses on camera. Karabey entered the Cinema-TV department of the Fine Art Faculty of Marmara University and graduated in 2001. Karabey is committed to making independent films that tell fresh and first-hand stories from his region. His documentary films and films have been selected for festivals worldwide and picked up various awards.

 

"Gitmek - My Marlon and Brando", his first feature film, was selected for 37th Rotterdam International Film Festival and had its North American premiere at 6th New York Tribeca International Film (Best Director Award). To this date, the film has been screened in 36 international film festivals and won numerous awards. He was involved as Artistic Director in the production of an Omnibus project entitled Do not Forget me Istanbul. His last movie "Come to my voice" had its world premiere in Berlinale 2014 and won many awards including Best film in Mar Del Plata FF Argentina, the Best Balkan film in Sofia FF. 

Anthologies featuring Huseyin Karabey

The American Way

Covering US foreign policy from 1945 to the present day, an anthology of specially commissioned stories by authors from across the globe addressing America's history of intervention, including IPAF shortlisted Libyan author Najwa Binshatwan and Jhalak Prize winner Jacob Ross.