The Away Days: We told the story of a gay couple

LGBTI NEWS TURKEY

Source: Selin Girit, “The Away Days: Eşcinsel bir çiftin hikayesini anlattık”, (“The Away Days: We told the story of a gay couple”), BBC Türkçe, 10 July 2015, http://www.bbc.com/turkce/haberler/2015/07/150710_the_away_days

The camera moves slowly in a dark flat. A Pedro Almodovar movie poster in the corner. The camera climbing the stairs. Now a hand holding a knife. The tip of the knife bloodied. And a man lying on the floor. In blood.

This is how the video for The Away Days’ “Calm Your Eyes” begins.

When the group shared the video for the first time on their Facebook page two weeks ago, they wrote:

“We dream of a Turkey in which all LGBTI individuals enjoy the freedom to live openly and safely. We dedicate our new music video, “Calm Your Eyes”, to diversity and individuality.”

Because the video tells the story of a gay love… So straightforward, without lying. And in this…

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