ZigZag

Zeynep Merve Uygun
2018 | 9:00

Combining animation with the art of water marbling and real footage, ZigZag tells the story of a Muslim woman who got stuck in the middle of the sea at a unisex beach while she is unveiled. This movie is a dedication to women who try to carve alternative spaces for themselves beyond invisible borders.

About Director
Zeynep Merve Uygun is an independent documentary filmmaker and a researcher whose Works focus on visual anthropology. Uygun received her BA in English Language and Literature from Bogazici University and her MA in Film and Television Department from İstanbul Bilgi University in Turkey. She has taken part in many short film and documentary projects. Currently, she is a PhD candidate in Transdisciplinary Documentary Film at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland. Her academic interests are alternative narratives in documentary film, animated documentary, ethnographic filmmaking, the triangular relationship between body, space and gender and in the context of contemporary Turkey, and the representation of the absent in documentary film.

Screenings
17. !f İstanbul Bağımsız Filmler Festivali. “Olağanüstü Hatıralar” Bölümü. 15-19-25 Şubat, 2018. İstanbul, Türkiye
Gözardı Karma Sanat Sergisi, Mardin Artuklu Üniversitesi. 3-6 Mayıs 2018. Mardin, Türkiye.
16. Uluslararası Çevre Filmleri Festivali. 21 Mayıs 2018, İstanbul, Türkiye. “3. En İyi Belgesel Film”, Halk Jürisi Ödülü
21. Uçan Süpürge Uluslararası Kadın Filmleri Festivali. 13 Mayıs, 2018. Ankara, Türkiye.
SAGA: Adelaide International Women’s Film Festival. June 2, 2018. Adelaide, Australia.
11th Documentarist Istanbul Belgesel Günleri, 10 Haziran, 2018. İstanbul, Türkiye.
7. Toronto Beaches Film Festival, 7 Eylül, 2018. Toronto, Kanada. “En İyi Animasyon Filmi” Ödülü
7. Uluslararası Zeugma Film Festivali, 24 Ekim 2018, Gaziantep, Türkiye.

Awards
7. Toronto Beaches Film Festival, 7 Eylül, 2018. Toronto, Kanada. “En İyi Animasyon Filmi” Ödülü
16. Uluslararası Çevre Filmleri Festivali. 21 Mayıs 2018, İstanbul, Türkiye. “3. En İyi Belgesel Film”, Halk Jürisi Ödülü

Crew
Senaryo Zeynep Merve Uygun
Animasyon Volkan Çetin, Muhammed Zeyd Doğu
Sahne Tasarımı Zeynep Merve Uygun, Ayşe Esra Uygun
Müzik Volkan Çetin
Ses Tasarımı Zeynep Merve Uygun
Ebruzen: Hikmet Barutçugil
Ressam: Reza Hemmatirad
Ebru Tasarımı: Selimcan Azizoğlu