26 July 2010
Turkey documentary screening at international summer school in Istanbul
Approaching Istanbul. © 2008 pre tv. All rights reserved.

On 26 July 2010 ESI senior analyst Nigar Göksel and ESI analyst Ekrem Eddy Güzeldere participated in the CIFE/Bilgi Universitiy international summer school. The topics of their three hour session was civil society and the women's movement, the genocide debate and Turkey-Armenia relations, Nigar and Ekrem also showed the Turkey documentary from the "Return to Europe" series and discussed the film and related topics with the students, about 15 Turkish and 15 international graduate students.

The ten-part documentary series Return to Europe is one of the most ambitious TV projects on South Eastern Europe produced in recent years. The aim of the series is to acquaint viewers with the region and its peoples, their recent past and their struggle for a better future in Europe. The series has been jointly produced by the Austrian TV production company pre-TV, Austria's public broadcaster ORF and the German-language satellite channel 3sat, in cooperation with ESI, which provided its expertise. The film project has been initiated by ERSTE Foundation, which has also provided funding.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com