TRAVESTI STREET a film by Julien Poulson. Directed by Julien Poulson. Assisted by Elif Erkaya, Deanne and Tansu Dogan. TD Group, Istanbul. Thanks to LGBTT Istanbul. And all particpants for sharing their personal lives with the filmmakers. Tasmanian take on transgender issues – by Şafak Timur ISTANBUL -They are often in the media when they are arrested for prostitution, beaten by a client or police, or worst of all when they are victims of a hate crime. But this time transgender people living in Istanbul are on camera to talk about themselves and their lives to an independent filmmaker from Australias Tasmania. “I just saw two transvestites waiting in the street near two police who were heavily armed standing in front of a police station,” said Julien Poulson as he told the Hürriyet Dailiy News & Economic Review about one of the many moments that impressed and inspired him to make a documentary about the transgender community in Istanbul. Born to a family with Irish roots who were deported to Tasmania Island by Britain, Poulson is familiar with Turkey through his ancestors as well, who battled against Ottoman armies at Gallipoli. Poulson said he would like to see “what is under the carpet” rather than just the nice palaces in the city like a tourist. He said he first encountered the transgender community “accidentally.” “We were sitting in a café in Taksim when an acquaintance asked me whether I had seen the transvestites street in Taksim and I went to see,” he said. There …
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