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.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.
Figure and Ground (2002). Baris Dogrusoz
Improvise it! (2006) Didem Pekün
The Tree that Smiles at Me (2007) Didem Pekün
Otium (2008) Baris Dogrusoz