In the midst of a rural landscape, Turkish filmmaker Nazli Dinçel composes an amusing manual on how to make an analogical film while she shoots, comparing this act of artisanship – and resistance – to that of farming. In an imaginative manner, the instructions in sound and image on how to plant and harvest, both vegetables and representations, complement each other. The film becomes a manual, the manual becomes a film.
Nazli Dinçel Born in Ankara, Turkey, Dinçel immigrated to the United Sates at age 17. Dinçel resides in Milwaukee, WI where she is currently building an artist run film laboratory. She obtained her MFA in filmmaking from UW-Milwaukee. Her works have been exhibited in numerous venues around the world including MoMA, IFFR, NYFF, BAFICI, EIFF and HKIFF. She recently won the Helen Hill Award at the 2018 Orphan Film Symposium, the Eileen Maitland Award at the 2018 AAFF, Jury Awards at 2018 ICdocs and MUFF for 'Between Relating and Use' (2018). In addition to exhibiting with institutions, Dinçel avidly self-distributes and tours with her work in micro-cinemas, artist run laboratories and alternative screening spaces in order to support and circulate handmade filmmaking to communities outside of institutions.