TARLABAŞI AND ME
Marianna Francese & Jaad Gaillet
France, Italy, 2014, 70’
Editing: Marianna Francese & Jaad Gaillet
Photography: Marianna Francese & Jaad Gaillet
Producer: Materiaubis Production
Producer Company: Materiaubis Production
Music: Deli Grup & Derman
After being in several areas of Istanbul and going through all the
odd jobs since his release from prison, Mustafa moved to Tarlabaşı
and became a garbage collector. It is in this cosmopolitan
neighborhood, doomed to disappear that he creates a new life …
“Tarlabaşı and me” takes us in the picturesque neighborhood of
Tarlabaşı in the lives of its inhabitants and in a shuddered Istanbul
just as Mustafa that awaits his acquittal in order to take fully into
this new life.
Photographer, researcher and Filmmaker, Marianna Francese lives
and works in Paris. Tireless world traveller, she started since her
first travels capturing people in unique conditions and then she
studied Communication Sciences, International Relations and
Documentary Photography and graduated in Bologna University
and in Yeditepe University in Istanbul.
Poet of the image, she photographed and documented for 3 years
the lives of the Gypsies and other marginal communities in Istanbul
and other metropolis. During her master’s degree in Anthropology
at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris she
realized that photography and cinema would be the ways to
express and print her worldview.
Born in 1990, Jaad Gaillet lives and works between Paris and the
rest of the world. After his degree in Mechanical Engineering, he
started to think about the relation between people and their
environment. He studied Environmental Anthropology and
Documentary in Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle and in
Nanterre University in Paris. Storyteller, he documented the lives
of scavengers in the great metropolis of Istanbul and Paris.
Humanist, he is directly inspired by the people he meets.
Au Repos des Puces, 2014
Mon nom n’est pas important, 2013
Cuillette urbaine avec Kirvicik Ahmet, 2012
FRANCESE & GAILLET
« Tarlabaşı ve Ben » (Tarlabaşı and me). 2014