Projeler

Project Zoom jürisi tarafından belirlenen ve hibe almaya hak kazanan finalistlerin toplumun farklı meselelerini mercek altına aldığı sıra dışı projelere hemen aşağıdan göz atabilirsin.

Berkay Tunalı - Regenerative agriculture

Regenerative agriculture gives us hope in the fight against global warming. Regenerative agriculture allows for a food production that is pesticide- and fertilizer-free; moreover, it reduces farming water consumption by up to 30% and supports biodiversity. Despite all these positive aspects, convincing farmers in Turkey to convert to it is still difficult. This is why we want to try to make regenerative agriculture a more understandable and viable option for all farmers, both in Turkey and around the world.

Can Koçak - Looking back at food supply chain

Although among Turkish public opinion on Covid-19 there is a tendency to blame, which can be summarized, especially on social media, with the question “Why did you eat that bat?”, this is too simple to explain the factors that caused the epidemic, and even far from capturing the seriousness of the situation. While the relation between epidemics and food supply chains has been known for years, failing to reveal that this is a systemic problem means overlooking the main issue. The globalized world of course increased the intercontinental movements of people and the connection they establish with each other. However, this situation is not enough to explain the epidemics that have recurred in different ways for about 20 years as well as the indifference to the need for a structural change. If we want to understand epidemics affecting public health, we must look at global agriculture and industrial food production.

Can Koçak - Looking back at food supply chain

Although among Turkish public opinion on Covid-19 there is a tendency to blame, which can be summarized, especially on social media, with the question “Why did you eat that bat?”, this is too simple to explain the factors that caused the epidemic, and even far from capturing the seriousness of the situation. While the relation between epidemics and food supply chains has been known for years, failing to reveal that this is a systemic problem means overlooking the main issue. The globalized world of course increased the intercontinental movements of people and the connection they establish with each other. However, this situation is not enough to explain the epidemics that have recurred in different ways for about 20 years as well as the indifference to the need for a structural change. If we want to understand epidemics affecting public health, we must look at global agriculture and industrial food production.

Can Tonbil - The solution to this crisis

The podcast series titled “The Solution to This Crisis” was created with the aim of unveiling the reality of the climate crisis and making what has been done to tackle it more visible. The goal is to bring together the reasons of the crisis, defined by the most affected ones, the youth, with the adults who are taking actions towards finding solutions to it.

Doğan Çelik - My unique story

Our project consists of a series of videos showcasing success stories of Syrian entrepreneurs in Turkey. We will include stories of resilience of Syrians with different profiles and experiences, who are trying to survive despite being foreigners, xenophobia and the economic crisis in Turkey.

Doğan Çelik - My unique story

Our project consists of a series of videos showcasing success stories of Syrian entrepreneurs in Turkey. We will include stories of resilience of Syrians with different profiles and experiences, who are trying to survive despite being foreigners, xenophobia and the economic crisis in Turkey.

Doğu Eroğlu - The Journey of Plastic

The Journey of Plastics looks at global plastic production and consumption from the perspective of climate change. We investigate the invisible costs of plastic, which is both an intermediate product in many sectors and something we consume every day as individuals. We examine whether recycling is as efficient as claimed and we investigate how circular economy could create a global plastic waste trade network and why Turkey became the recipient of legal and illegal plastic waste.

Emine Uçak - The Cost of Floods for Women’s Daily Life

It goes completely unnoticed that women, whose existence and labor are unseen in many fields even within ordinary daily life, live in extraordinary times. Although the primary role in reorganizing daily life after the flood falls onto them, women do not have a say in crisis centers established for flood-related rehabilitation stages, in neither urban nor in rural areas. In my interviews, which focus on the floods of Düzce and Adana, I try to find answers to the questions related to how women experience this situation, how they tackle it, and what their daily lives will look like in these regions in one year’s time.

Emine Uçak - The Cost of Floods for Women’s Daily Life

It goes completely unnoticed that women, whose existence and labor are unseen in many fields even within ordinary daily life, live in extraordinary times. Although the primary role in reorganizing daily life after the flood falls onto them, women do not have a say in crisis centers established for flood-related rehabilitation stages, in neither urban nor in rural areas. In my interviews, which focus on the floods of Düzce and Adana, I try to find answers to the questions related to how women experience this situation, how they tackle it, and what their daily lives will look like in these regions in one year’s time.

Emre Mineoğlu - The Impact Entrepreneur’s Circular Economy Journey

Through a short documentary, the Impact Entrepreneur’s Circular Economy Journey aims to narrate to the audience a part of the mosaic that comprises successful circular economy models in Turkey: “solution stories” emerged with circular models, related to those consumption chains that are the cause of environmental and social problems. Within the framework of this study, we will examine social enterprises and initiatives that position themselves within circular economy, unveiling success and failure stories in order to develop healthier policies and practices.

Esra Açıkgöz - When man’s weapon is chemical

Male violence is not just limited to murders. Another form can be chemical attacks, a method that is at least as brutal as death. When combining chemicals such as nitric acid, silicic acid and hydrochloric acid, the result is a weapon in the hands of men. Through the experiences and stories of women who have been subjected to these attacks, I aim to show the brutality of male violence through written and video stories.

Esra Açıkgöz - When man’s weapon is chemical

Male violence is not just limited to murders. Another form can be chemical attacks, a method that is at least as brutal as death. When combining chemicals such as nitric acid, silicic acid and hydrochloric acid, the result is a weapon in the hands of men. Through the experiences and stories of women who have been subjected to these attacks, I aim to show the brutality of male violence through written and video stories.

Fatma Çelik - Return to Nature

With the Return to Nature project, we aim to create a multi-visual production space, where the focus would be on addressing concepts like ecology, migration, water rights, sustainable life. For this reason, we will trace the experiences of sustainable life of people who are forced to migrate to Karacadağ, a region located between the Diyarbakır-Mardin-Urfa provinces. These experiences include their life on the highlands from spring to autumn, the cultivation of rice via irrigation channels, the harvesting processes, but also the return to their villages with the aim of establishing production activities that include agriculture with local seeds, animal production, reforestation of burned or destroyed areas and apiculture. We aim to make the photo and video stories we witness visible on our website and, together with their authors, to explore this multifaceted issue from a broader perspective.

Giuseppe Didonna - Gazelle: from symbol of Mesopotamian civilization to hope for south eastern Turkey's ecosystem

The project explores the story of the mountain gazelle, the symbol of the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. Due to the disruption of its ecosystem, the mountain gazelle is on the verge of extinction, as Hatay and its surrounding provinces have been affected by the Syrian civil war due to their proximity to the border provinces and to the region that has been involved in the conflict. Looking at the opening of a breeding center for mountain gazelles in Hatay, this project will evaluate how the resettlement of gazelles in their natural environment is tackled, the possible effects on the local population and the actions to remove the barriers for creating a protected area.

Giuseppe Didonna - Gazelle: from symbol of Mesopotamian civilization to hope for south eastern Turkey's ecosystem

The project explores the story of the mountain gazelle, the symbol of the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia. Due to the disruption of its ecosystem, the mountain gazelle is on the verge of extinction, as Hatay and its surrounding provinces have been affected by the Syrian civil war due to their proximity to the border provinces and to the region that has been involved in the conflict. Looking at the opening of a breeding center for mountain gazelles in Hatay, this project will evaluate how the resettlement of gazelles in their natural environment is tackled, the possible effects on the local population and the actions to remove the barriers for creating a protected area.

Gonca Tokyol - Project Ref

Project Ref intends to identify the current problems in the agricultural sector, related to which not much content has been produced in Turkey. It aims at providing the basis for a discussion on such issues, at presenting some solutions and, in doing so, at using the possibilities of journalism. Within this framework, we aim to visit different agricultural regions of the country during the harvest periods, to meet with farmers, landowners, agricultural workers, agricultural engineers, academics and civil society representatives, as well as to unveil current problems and provide suggestions to find solutions.

Gülşah Özdemir - Time Traveller Kreta

The main idea of ​​the project is to focus on the causes of the global climate crisis, questioning one of the main ones, the concept of “consumption”, and being a trigger to change our consumption habits. The target audience of the project is our children between the ages of 8 and 10, and indirectly the adults in their lives. We plan to create and publish a science fiction book called Kreta that will include elements related to the climate crisis, to show videos to children and to hold workshops and organize exchange activities.

Gülşah Özdemir - Time Traveller Kreta

The main idea of ​​the project is to focus on the causes of the global climate crisis, questioning one of the main ones, the concept of “consumption”, and being a trigger to change our consumption habits. The target audience of the project is our children between the ages of 8 and 10, and indirectly the adults in their lives. We plan to create and publish a science fiction book called Kreta that will include elements related to the climate crisis, to show videos to children and to hold workshops and organize exchange activities.

Handan Uslu - Women keep fighting the virus: the invisible cost of HPV in Turkey

Present in 60% of the population, HPV is mostly found in sexually active people. This virus has a somewhat patriarchal structure: while it does not cause any serious discomfort in men, it causes cervical cancer in women. In this project, we will investigate the responsibilities of the state, sexual taboos, what women experience in the healthcare system, and the cost of not speaking about HPV.

Hilal Erkoca - Cactus

After creating a multimedia story about introverted women in business life and the issue of leadership, I plan to build a website called Cactus. In addition to conducting interviews with women who reached managerial positions and see themselves as introverted as well as with those who see introversion as an obstacle in their work life, I will also interview in Istanbul women who are experts in the field, like Human Resources managers and Psychologists. I aim to turn Cactus into a long-term platform where similar stories are shared.

Hilal Erkoca - Cactus

After creating a multimedia story about introverted women in business life and the issue of leadership, I plan to build a website called Cactus. In addition to conducting interviews with women who reached managerial positions and see themselves as introverted as well as with those who see introversion as an obstacle in their work life, I will also interview in Istanbul women who are experts in the field, like Human Resources managers and Psychologists. I aim to turn Cactus into a long-term platform where similar stories are shared.

Nebiye Arı - The Story of Islamic Feminism in Turkey

We will work on a documentary to touch on the role and the place that Islamic Feminism, a rising phenomenon in the past few years in Turkey, held within the feminist fight. Similarly to every field, remarks made in the religious domain no longer satisfy Muslim women and with a tough struggle women are trying to open up new paths for themselves within religion . In this documentary, the stories we will tell of Muslim feminists will be a narrative of empowerment for young Muslim women in the society and against men that hold the religious authority.

Özgür Gürbüz - What’s inside fish?

We know that the seas are polluted, but we find it difficult to relate to this. While swimming in the sea, we can escape from the plastic we encounter by going to another beach at that moment; but this pollution will not actually stop following us. With the news piece titled “What’s inside fish?”, I aim to show how and to what extent this threat affects human health by looking at the residual heavy metal in the fish that comes to our tables.

Özgür Gürbüz - What’s inside fish?

We know that the seas are polluted, but we find it difficult to relate to this. While swimming in the sea, we can escape from the plastic we encounter by going to another beach at that moment; but this pollution will not actually stop following us. With the news piece titled “What’s inside fish?”, I aim to show how and to what extent this threat affects human health by looking at the residual heavy metal in the fish that comes to our tables.

Sevde Tunç - Mübadil Romanlar

We are investigating the story of Romans who were exchanged by the Lausanne Treaty in the Fethiye region, a place that still preserves its historical configuration. We will try to record the exchanged Roma groups who recall these memories as if they happened yesterday, as they personally heard the stories about multi-culture exchanges from their grandfathers and parents, in order to create an archive that can be consigned to history. With interviews, interactive news content, video contents and a podcast series, our goal is to collect stories about their migration journey and publish them on the website we will create.

Tolga Sezgin - The Honeycombs of Hope

The Honeycombs of Hope aims at looking at the story and future of a group of people trying to rebuild Gökçeada, an island at the furthest edge of Turkey. As a long-term tracing process, it shows the story of 6 people who either during quarantine re-question the flow of their lives or before quarantine struggle with the constraints in the life flow in a big city, looking for the hope to change their consumption-oriented living habits and who are trying – or about to try – to start their lives again. It explores how, after new beginnings, hope is cultivated, nurtured, multiplied and shared with others, that is to say the sustainability of this hope.

Tolga Sezgin - The Honeycombs of Hope

The Honeycombs of Hope aims at looking at the story and future of a group of people trying to rebuild Gökçeada, an island at the furthest edge of Turkey. As a long-term tracing process, it shows the story of 6 people who either during quarantine re-question the flow of their lives or before quarantine struggle with the constraints in the life flow in a big city, looking for the hope to change their consumption-oriented living habits and who are trying – or about to try – to start their lives again. It explores how, after new beginnings, hope is cultivated, nurtured, multiplied and shared with others, that is to say the sustainability of this hope.

Tuğba Baykal - The Reality of Reparative Therapy in Turkey

I am investigating the diffusion of the reparative therapy intended as a “cure” directed to the LGBTI+ community in Turkey as well as its effects on single individuals. Through interviews with psychologists and psychiatrists, I will prepare a short documentary on LGBTI+ individuals and their families about their approach to reparative therapy. In this way, and within the framework of gender equality and public health themes, I aim to make visible the discrimination, hate speech and additional traumas LGBTI+ individuals are exposed to.

Umut Sarıboğa - Shelter

Due to the disappearance of natural reefs, people are building artificial reefs in order to preserve life under water, protect the coastline from erosion and diversify the aquatic ecosystem. The project will be explaining how artificial reefs can be a solution against the climate crisis and, through interviews with universities, public institutions, NGOs and activists, will be seeking an answer to the question of what better and more innovative steps can be taken in the future. It will show the applications of artificial reefs in Turkey and will examine the contribution of artificial reefs to ecology, the increasing distribution of marine species thanks to artificial reefs, and the change in water quality.

Umut Sarıboğa - Shelter

Due to the disappearance of natural reefs, people are building artificial reefs in order to preserve life under water, protect the coastline from erosion and diversify the aquatic ecosystem. The project will be explaining how artificial reefs can be a solution against the climate crisis and, through interviews with universities, public institutions, NGOs and activists, will be seeking an answer to the question of what better and more innovative steps can be taken in the future. It will show the applications of artificial reefs in Turkey and will examine the contribution of artificial reefs to ecology, the increasing distribution of marine species thanks to artificial reefs, and the change in water quality.