Women's Country

2019, 52’, Documentary

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Screenings & Awards

Best Documentary Award at the 56th Golden Orange Film Festival, Antalya, Turkey, 2019

– 12th DOCUMENTARIST Istanbul Documentary Days, Turkey, 2019

– 13th Istanbul International Architecture and Urban Film Festival, Turkey, 2019

‘Women’s Country’, follows the director’s everlasting search for the meaning of home. Often defined by memories and people, is it transient or stable? And can it be tied to a location? In an era where thousands of people are making perilous journeys to find a safe home while others discover new habitable planets in space, these questions cover more than the personal questioning of a Turkish filmmaker moving to the USA. Displaced by the war in Syria and resettled in Florida, USA, Fatima and Huda join her in the exploration of what does it mean to build a new home; to leave things and people behind, by choice or not, and how the past is weaved into the present.

Writer & Director & Producer & Editor: Şirin Bahar DEMIREL

Original music: Tolga GÜRPINAR

DP & Camera: Şirin Bahar DEMIREL

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