The documentary, ‘Posted by: Ilhan Sami Çomak’ that sheds light on the life of the poet Ilhan Sami Çomak who has been wrongfully imprisoned for 24 years and his life in prison will be screened at Babel Art House on 3 November 2018 at 19:30 for the first time in London.
Note: The documentary will be subtitled in English.
** As part of the program, İlhan Çomak’s McKenzie Friend, as well as his relative, Suna Alan will perform together with Dario Papavassiliou (oud).
** Besides the photography exhibition of İlhan Çomak, his poetry books will be available.
** Poet Michael Baron will read his poem for Ilhan for the first time at this event.
** Human rights lawyer Margaret Owen, who participated the hearings of İlhan Çomak in Istanbul, will share her feelings briefly.
Event fee: £ 5 – The proceeds of the event will be transferred for Çomak’s literature works.
WHO IS İLHAN SAMİ ÇOMAK?
Ilhan Sami Comak: He was born in 1973 in Karliova town of Bingöl province. After completing his primary, secondary and high school education in Bingol, he enrolled The Faculty of Letters Department of Geography at Istanbul University in 1992. He was detained in 1994 and imprisoned. Mr Çomak is on remand for the last 24 years in prison. He writes poems in Turkish as well as in his mother tongue Kurdish. He has seven published poetry books namely Gitmeler Çiçek Kurusu (Separations are Dried Flowers), Açık Deniz (The Open Sea), Günaydın Yeryüzü (Good Morning Earth), Kedilerin Yazdığı İlahi (The Divine Written by The Cats), Yağmur Dersleri (Rain Lessons), Bir Sabah Yürüdüm (I Walked in a Morning) and ” Dicle’nin Günlüğü (Dicle’s Diary)