Dasvant is a noncommercial showcase for us to exhibit the work we have shot/done/distorted. It's our turn to get behind the camera. Sorry for the the glitches and mistakes.
Dasvant is derived from the word das[u]vant in Hittite language. It means blind. We have chosen it as a title for its obvious irony and as a small tribute to the cultural heritage of the land on which we live.
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Highly simplified, slightly distorted, completely personal history of civilization.
Note: Objects are regional, other geographies may have given rise to different events.
Video by Ozlem Mengiliboru
Music: Funeral Part 1-In The Nursery
Canon EOS 5D mark ll, 30.06.2013, Ankara
Infantile Amnesia, a short film by Can Mengiliboru is online now.
Infantile Amnesia is a man's attempt at (re)constructing his memory, who, after years, has found the house he was born in. The film is structured around this empty space now owned by a bookstore. Animations, cellphone videos and photographs are utilized.
Written and Directed: Can Mengiliboru
Director of Photography: Can Mengiliboru
Editing: Orhan Anafarta
Sound: Orhan Anafarta
Stop Motion Animation: Ozlem Mengiliboru
"Attack of the.." or "Invasion of the.." films have a special place in the history of B-movies. Their stories generally center around the invasion of aliens or attack of mutated monsters. To leave all those subtexts about the cold war and anti-communism aside, in these films, it is the humanity that struggles, gets attacked and slaughtered. It's also the humanity that wins most of the time.
But, is everything so simple? Who is the invader? Does the threat have to come from outside? Is the monster always a stranger? That is why I like the "What if.." question. It opens up the space to see other possibilities, revert the cases, look awry...