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EVENT REPORT: Conversation with Aslı Erdoğan and screening of “Incomplete Sentences”

On Sunday 4 June, EED welcomed the celebrated Turkish writer, human rights defender, and ex political prisoner Aslı Erdoğan to Brussels for a screening of the documentary Incomplete Sentences by Adar Bozbay, produced with EED’s support. The screening was organised in the framework of the  ‘L'Heure d’Hiver – Istanbul’ festival in cooperation with Bozar and Cinema Galeries.

'Incomplete Sentences' is a feature documentary on the literature and life story Aslı Erdoğan. It follows her from Istanbul to Frankfurt, where she now lives in exile following her unlawful detention in Turkey.

Aslı faces many hardships living in exile, which affect her health and keep her away from writing. The documentary follows Aslı to different places in the world in an attempt to hear her silence.

The screening was followed by a Q&A session with Aslı, where she discussed the outcome of the elections in Turkey, the rising support for populist, authoritarian leaders across the globe, and Aslı’s experiences as a writer in exile.