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Analyzing Gendered Presence in Woman’s Films with Cinemetrics:
A Case Study on 1980s’ Turkish Cinema

Description

Turkey's domestic film industry “Yeşilçam,” produced nearly 6000 films from the late 1940s to the late 1980s. Most of these films had androcentric narratives depicting women characters as passive and silent subjects. In this seminar, we start by introducing “Yeşilçam” and the place of women in this industry both behind the camera and within the films’ narratives. We will then introduce DOYeşilçam, an ongoing interdisciplinary research project about “Yeşilçam” history. Finally, we will focus on a case study of about 20 select woman’s films from the 1980s either directed by Mr Atıf Yılmaz (1925-2006) or Ms Bilge Olgaç (1940-1994). Our goal is to compare how Bilge Olgaç, as a female director, and Atıf Yılmaz, as a male director, include woman characters in their films. With this goal in mind, we apply a data-driven approach, measuring and analyzing how woman characters are shot and how much they talk.

Speakers

Dr. Serkan Şavk

Department of Cinema and Digital Media, Izmir University of Economics

Moderator

Dr. Peter Cobb

Date

February 28, 2024 (Wednesday)

Time

5:00 pm

Venue

Room 1069, 10/F, Run Run Shaw Tower, HKU

 

Registration

All are welcomed.  Registration is required. (https://bit.ly/28Feb2024)

Analyzing Gendered Presence in Woman’s Films with Cinemetrics: A Case Study on 1980s’ Turkish Cinema Bachelor of Arts in Humanities and Digital Technologies
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