Exclusive Screening of “Neandria” and Panel on Sustainable Filmmaking

 Exclusive Screening of “Neandria” and Panel on Sustainable Filmmaking

On Tuesday, April 30, 2024, Yunus Emre Institute London and TB Center for Cultural and Creative Industries invites you to an exclusive screening of “Neandriathe latest cinematic masterpiece by acclaimed Director Reha Erdem, followed by a panel discussion on Sustainable Filmmaking and a Case Study: Neandria. The event promises to be an immersive experience, offering attendees a unique opportunity to delve into the captivating world of cinema and sustainable filmmaking. 

Neandria explores the story of Suna, a young girl living near the ancient city of Neandria, as she navigates her dreams amidst environmental threats and societal challenges. Directed by Reha Erdem, the film serves as a poignant reflection of the pursuit of freedom and self-discovery in the face of adversity. 

The panel discussion on Sustainable Filmmaking and a Case Study: Neandria will be moderated by UK Critics’ Circle member and BBC Broadcaster, Phillip Bergson. Esteemed panelists Dr. Ekin Gündüz Özdemirci and Nurten Bayraktar from EkoFilm: Sustainable Production Platform, Environmental Humanities Center, Cappadocia University, Türkiye will share insights into sustainable filmmaking practices and creative process behind “Neandria.” 

Director Reha Erdem’s masterful storytelling and the film’s powerful message make Neandria a must-see for cinema enthusiasts and sustainability advocates alike. Don’t miss this extraordinary event, where art and activism converge to inspire positive change. Organised in collaboration with the Turkish British Centre for Creative and Cultural Industries – C4CCI, this event promises to be both enlightening and inspiring. 


Date: Tuesday, April 30, 2024 

Time: 18:30 – Screening of “Neandria” (Reha Erdem, 2023) 

           20:00 – Panel Discussion on Sustainable Filmmaking and a Case Study: Neandria 

           20:45 – Turkish refresments 

Venue: 10 Maple Street, W1T 5HA 


Neandria directed by Reha Erdem 


Here in Neandria, it’s the same as everywhere. Things are run by older men who know it all, environmental destruction looms, and greed beats in most hearts. Here in this village, only the young ones seem to search for freedom in the cracks.—Atlantik Film 

Near the ancient city of Neandria, which means “home of the young man,” lies a village where children dream among the ruins. Suna, a young girl, prepares for athletics competitions as much as the resources of the village she lives in allow. Meanwhile, preparations are underway to build a quarry in her village. Suna embarks on a long self-discovery, running towards her own dreams. 

Cast: Deniz Ilhan, Ahmet Rifat Sungar, Incinur Dasdemir, Bülent Emin Yarar, Nihal Yalçın, Nur Fettahoglu, Serkan Keskin 

Duration: 1′ 30”