Through Craigslist, an internationally active internet network, Elagoz arranges one-on-one first encounters with a wide variety of men in three cities and explores how the camera influences intimacy between two strangers: The documentarian and the subject. The set up is simple - she brings a camera, and films how they get to know each other. Every encounter is real and unscripted. She weaves her own presence in and out, and becomes part of the narrative. Instead of making a film she enters one. And shares something oddly real with them.
Craigslist Allstars premiered at IDFA 2016, and was nominated in the main competition at CPH:DOX 2017.
Marijn Lems, Het Huis Utrech, 2016