“We are people from Turkey and Armenia whose common ground is cinema. We love cinema. Not only do we love cinema, we also believe in the power of cinema to heal, reconcile and make peace.” So begins the manifesto for the Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform (ATCP), bringing together filmmakers from Armenia and Turkey, as well as the diaspora in Turkey, for seven years now.
“We believe that cinema can help us say things we were not able to for decades, and help us get to know one another. Not only do we believe, we also act on it!” The ATCP has been acting on the power of cinema for reconciliation and dialogue. “The Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform will meet for the 13th and 14th time this year,” Çiğdem Mater, film producer and the Turkey coordinator of the Armenia-Turkey Cinema Platform, told the Hürriyet Daily News. For more see the link here.