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In the Penal Colony “Who would we be, if we continued to ignore the injustice?” Canada, 2005, 24 minutes English / Color / super16mm based on the short story by Franz Kafka Director/Producer: Sibel Guvenc Cinematography by: Tico Poulakakis Editor: Sibel Guvenc Composers: Sevgi Karacasulu, Sibel Guvenc Production Designer: Mark Gabriel Sound by: Dwayne Newman Production Company: Kybele Films http://www.kybelefilms.com/ ‘In the penal colony’, a twenty-four minute drama based on the short story by Franz Kafka, portrays the dark stage of human history; the inhumanity and injustice created by human kind. The film is narrated through the eyes of a woman explorer; a third figure who is Accepting an invitation to a positioned between the Law and the Penal Colony to investigate its Condemned. justice system, a woman ‘In the Penal Colony’ is about guilt explorer is asked to witness the and punishment in a malfunctioning system execution of a soldier. She where things are not just and freedom is not confronts an officer who free and everyone is a victim. demonstrates her the apparatus, The film introduces the style of an instrument used to inflict 'Mystical Realism'. capital punishment. Her silent disapproval of the system brings Sibel Guvenc, B.Sc., B.F.A. a surprising and climactic outcome for the future of the Toronto based, filmmaker and visual artist, officer, the prisoner and the Sibel Guvenc started filmmaking at Ontario colony. College of Art and Design with her short films 1 min. TRAILER and DVD available ‘Ecce Homo’, ‘Stigma’, ‘Dead and Alive’ and at ‘In the Penal Colony’ web page ‘Palette’ which screened at international festivals. Her films have been awarded for http://www.kybelefilms.com/inthepenal proficiency in film, for two consecutive years colony/inthepenalcolonyopening.htm by William F.White in Toronto. Sibel Guvenc is currently working on her first feature film ‘Eyes of Dreams’, a drama/mystery while developing the feature film ‘Broken Eggs’, a drama/sci-fi/fantasy. Sibel Guvenc was born in 1973 in Turkey.
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