The promotional assembly of the International Migration Film Festival, which will probably be held on-line from June 14 to 21 by the Ministry of Interior’s Directorate General of Migration, was held on-line with the participation of Minister of Interior Süleyman Soylu.
Speaking concerning the world’s first limitless entry movie festival organized beneath the auspices of the Turkish Presidency and with the contributions of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Soylu mentioned: “There is migration right now. Migration is definitely all the time there – in language, in thoughts, in tradition, in phrases and in love. In latest years, sadly, we have now spoken of tragedies, tribulations and tears about migration. However, there’s a actual life on the market. We are literally scaring ourselves. We advise the humanity who’ve migrated for 1000’s of years to shut their doorways, not to see anybody and never to hear anybody, and I feel we’re making errors.”
“It is time to discuss concerning the magnificence of migration, its contribution to our lives and to keep in mind the spirit of migration,” the minister acknowledged. “It is time to discuss concerning the sense of migration and the artwork of migration, in addition to the way it binds individuals collectively and the way it enriches civilizations. And it’s time not to be afraid of our personal fact and to consider in humanity. Now that migration has existed for 1000’s of years and it has contributed to our lives, then allow us to put apart the tragedies and pains of migration. Let us inform via artwork the beauties of migration and its contribution to tradition and humanities. We thought we must always take step one by organizing the International Migration Film Festival. Carchemish, (the situation the place) Gilgamesh (the most important hero in historical Mesopotamian mythology got here from) is in Turkey; Noah’s Ark is on our mountain. Namely, the story of migration got here from Asia, Africa and the Middle East and met in Turkey. This festival will permit the world to discover its riches via migration.”
21st century civilization fails take a look at of migration
Underlining that the difficulty of migration has originated not solely from the Middle East and Asia, Soylu continued: “In boats carrying unlawful migrants we catch within the Aegean, we come throughout residents of African nations whose names we don’t even know. Also, there’s a completely different variety of migration tragedy occurring in South America. The migration that has existed all through historical past has outlined the character of the 21st century. Migration is just not a case that could possibly be carried out with passports and residence permits alone. It is just not a difficulty to be solved by solely catching unlawful migrants and making just a few mechanical preparations, both. The 21st-century civilization has failed this take a look at. First of all, individuals’s lives are at stake right here.”
Soylu highlighted that citizenship has been granted to certified migrants, from engineers to artists, who would supply added worth to Turkey. Soylu additional famous that he lastly watched “Cep Herkülü: Naim Süleymanoğlu” (Pocket Hercules: Naim Süleymanoğlu) together with his spouse, the movie which tells the life and migration story of Naim Süleymanoğlu, the Turkish weight-lifter whose ground-breaking feats had been acknowledged world wide. The film left his spouse in tears.
The festival’s honorary president, Oscar and Golden Globe winner F. Murray Abraham, additionally a revered Hollywood actor, expressed his pleasure to be at such a festival in a video message he despatched for the assembly.