The documentary film, directed by Turkish filmmaker Aslihan Unaldi, tells the story of Istanbul’s struggle to come to terms with accelerated population growth and car-centric policies that have dominated its development in the last five decades – issues that are challenging megacities around the world. Once an ancient imperial capital, now a bustling modern megalopolis, will Istanbul renew itself once again, or succumb to uncontrolled motorization and urban growth? Featuring interviews with Dogan Kuban, John Freely, Edhem Eldem and others.
A question & answer session with Director Aslihan Unaldi and Executive Producer & EMBARQ Turkey Founder Sibel Bulay will follow the film screening. An opening reception will be held.
“Overdrive” is produced by EMBARQ- a program of the DC-based World Resources Institute that aims to create sustainable transport solutions worldwide including Turkey. For more information about the film, including trailer and awards, please click here.
When: March 12, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: NYIT Auditorium on Broadway
1871 Broadway, (between West 61st and 62nd Streets)
For more info click here.