"My Child" - Can Candan, 2012. Independent documentary film - http://www.indiegogo.com/My-CHILD-Parents-of-LGBTs-in-Turkey-speak-out

We don’t often post about independent film and video art on this blog, but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t.

“My Child” is a new documentary directed by my friend and former colleague, Can Candan (in Turkish you pronounce “C” as a “J”, so his name is pronounced Jan Jandan). I worked with him and his wife many years ago in Turkey when he was working on films about the impact of archaeological projects on local communities. Now he’s doing somewhat more political material – which can be a dangerous thing for a film director in Turkey. Can and his wife have been active recently in courageously opposing the unlawful detention of intellectuals and artists in the country – something we imagine can’t happen in a country like Britain.

The link above will take you to the indiegogo film site where there is a trailer for the documentary.

If anyone’s particularly interested in seeing the finished film, you can find Can on Facebook, and I’m sure he can tell you how to get hold of a copy.