3 Trains, 24 Cities, 10920 km of railway
Istanbul Express: Exploring Multilingualism across Europe is a filmmaking workshop aiming to explore common issues about languages. Participants aged 18 - 30 will answer these questions in a stimulating atmosphere, far away from clichés and preconceived ideas. They will meet locals from stopover cities, travellers in the train. They will see the cultural differences with their own eyes during these long trips. Crossing the multiple borders and experiencing different linguistic situations first-hand may be the best way to understand them.
15 films will be made in 3 weeks on the trains and 1 week in Istanbul
Film crews will meet in Tallinn (Estonia), San Sebastian (Spain) and Turin (Italy) on the 20th of September, starting the journey and finally arriving Istanbul on the 10th of October. The trains will travel through Europe and stopping at the following cities:
* Tallinn / Helsinki / Turku / Stockholm / Berlin / Prague / Bratislava / Bucharest / Istanbul
* San Sebastian / Paris / Brussels / Amsterdam / Essen / Vienna / Budapest / Sofia / Istanbul
* Turin / Ljubljana / Zagreb / Pecs / Belgrad / Skopje / Thessaloniki / Istanbul
Multilingualism and traveling are main themes this year for NISI MASA! Exactly the themes defining our new Euro-generation! Follow NISI MASA for our new projects including linguistics and exploring different geographies!
The world premiere of the films shot and edited during the project, will be made in Istanbul, the European Capital of Culture in 2010, with a series of events including screenings, panels, parties, meetings.