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Country: Turkey
Year: 2010
Duration: 50'
Direction: Didem Pekün, Barış Doğrusöz
Writer: Didem Pekün, Barış Doğrusöz
Production: Barış Doğrusöz

Spanish premiere

This film focuses on the legacy of influential singer Tülay German in a time of social unrest in which her music became the launch pad of political activism. A vigorous and committed woman, German defied family and social expectations with her professional, political, and love choices (her partner was the left thinker Erdem Buri. Didem Pekün gives her personal and sympathetic view of the Turkish artist as she explores the connections between art, politics, and identity –a key issue in the context of the current social and economic crisis.
Istanbul International Film Festival 2010; Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival, Ankara 2010.

Didem Pekün, Barış Doğrusöz

Didem Pekün.Turkish/British national, took her BA on Ethnomusicology at SOAS and her MA on Documentary in Goldsmiths College, London. Her films have been shown in festivals, Sky Satellite, IZ TV, art galleries, NHS conferences, and human rights symposiums.
Baris Dogrusoz.
Turkish/French national Baris did his MFA at ‘Le Quai’, Ecole Superieur des Beaux Arts, France. He participated many international mixed exhibitions including “Regionale” at Kunsthalle of Basel. He teaches ‘Found Footage’ course at Bilgi University.
Selected filmography
Figure and Ground (2002). Baris Dogrusoz

Improvise it! (2006) Didem Pekün
The Tree that Smiles at Me (2007) Didem Pekün

Otium (2008) Baris Dogrusoz
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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