51 minutes, 2016
Director: Onur Bakır (Turkey) and Panagiotis Charamis (Greece)
Production : Damla KIRKALI, Onur BAKIR (Turkey)
Onur, a 32-year-old doctoral student, faces a dilemma: either he pays his exemption from military service, or he has to complete six months in the Turkish army.
To help him make his decision, he turns his camera towards his family and friends, who all give him conflicting advice on the ethical and political aspects of the choice he is about to make.
“Attention!” tackles a controversial subject with humour, while giving us an insight into what the Turks think about their own armed forces, one of the largest in the world.
Onur BAKIR is a doctoral student in the philosophy department of Boğaziçi University.
This first documentary, co-directed with Panagiotis Charamis, won the Best Documentary award at the 35th Istanbul International Film Festival in 2016.
Panagiotis CHARAMIS studied film at Kent University (UK) and then at Kingston University. Since then he has worked as director of photography and as director on short films, documentaries and commercials.