Motion pictures - Turkey - History - 20th century, Turkey -- History -- Coup d'état (1980), Turkey -- History -- Coup d'état (1980) -- Motion pictures and the coup
During the last three decades, the 1980 military coup has acquired increased visibility in Turkish cinema. Films that treat the 1980 coup record two aspects of it as parts of a cinematographic narrative: some films explore the socio-political reasons behind the coup by capturing the period preceding the takeover, while others explore the human impact of the coup by capturing the period following it. Films in both groups interrupt the silence maintained by the official narrative about the coup, critique the justifications for military intervention, and expose the violence that was perpetrated in the name of the state.
Basci, Pelin, "12 Eylül'ü Konu Alan Filmlerde Karşı Anlatı Olarak Ses ve Hafıza" (2010). World Languages and Literatures Faculty Publications and Presentations. 53.