Gozort (play)

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Date: 2002

Region: Europe

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Theater


Artist: Municipality City Theatre.

Confronting Bodies: Diyarbakir National Education Directorate.

Dates of Action: January, 2002

Location: Diyarbakir, Turkey.

Description of Artwork: A play that confronts the negative effects of advertisements on children.

The Incident: Diyarbakir National Education Directorate hindered the play titled Gozort and performed by Municipality City Theatre in January on the allegations that "it was not a children's play". Metin Boran, art director of the theatre stated that the play talked about the negative effects of advertisements on children and the directorate had hindered their plays before.

Results of Incident: The play has been canceled.

Source: Human Rights Foundation of Turkey.