trailer-Mutlu Fanus.mp4


“Happy Fishbowl” was selected for the Istanbul XVI. Architecture and Urban Film Festival and screened on the 6th of October 2022 at the Istanbul Metropolitan Branch of the Chamber of Architects. []

The documentary tells the story of the Bagdat Avenue district in Istanbul from the beginning of the 20th century to the present and the urban transformation that has been experienced, with the found images. The documentary begins with an encounter and dialogue with one of the first inhabitants and discusses the urban transformation through a brief history of the district, interviews with old and new residents, and personal testimony and reckoning.

Directed by Merve Çaşkurlu

Sound by Ece Ulutan Yüceil