Institute Film Series: Abluka

Directed by Emin Alper and awarded the Venice Film Festival Special Jury Prize, Abluka (Frenzy) takes place in an unnamed shantytown under police blockade in Istanbul. A parable of a society vanquished by state-sponsored distrust and fear of terrorism, this psycho-social drama tells the tale of two brothers: a former convict, Kadir has been released on parole on the condition that he hunt for evidence of explosives in garbage bins, while Ahmet works for the city killing stray dogs. Post screening discussion will be led by Ayşe Parla, Wolfensohn Family Member in the School of Social Science.

This movie is the fifth film in the Law and the Social Sciences series curated by the School of Social Science. The film runs 1 hour and 59 minutes. A reception will follow in the Fuld Hall Common Room.

Date & Time

February 22, 2017 | 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Event Series


The event is open only to the IAS campus community.