Black, Not Gray: Ankara Rocks!

Gri Değil, Siyah: Ankara Rocks!

112 mins
8.8 / 10 (1156)


This documentary explores the rock and metal scenes of Ankara from the ’70s to the ’90s through bars, studios, concerts, Yüksel and Tunalı streets, and record stores. It presents the exciting underground music community of Ankara through interviews, concerts, and archival footage.

MUBI's take

Dimly-lit music halls, zippy guitar strumming, metalheads and the ethics of punk: starting in the ‘70s, Ufuk Önen’s magnetic documentary draws an underground rock map of Turkey’s capital, while giving a nostalgic sense of what life was like in this notoriously gloomy yet intellectually vibrant city.

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