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About Melis Behlil

Melis Behlil is an Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and Chair of Radio, Television and Cinema Department at Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey. She has been a visiting scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a Research Associate at Stockholm University, and a member of the Global Women’s Cinema Network. Her book, Hollywood is Everywhere: Global Directors in the Blockbuster Era came out from Amsterdam University Press in 2016. She writes film reviews for various publications, co-hosts a weekly radio show, and is a member of the Turkish Film Critics Association, of which she has served as president in 2014-15.

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Presenting an absence: the Armenian legacy in non-fiction film

In these films, the more intriguing instances appear in films made by Turkish directors, where the narratives of genocide appear, not head-on, but slipping through the cracks.

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