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Genre: Documentary, Drama
Director: Elfe Uluc
Year: Y2012
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish
Cast: Feride Cetin,Engin Altan Duzyatan,Meliksah Yardimci
Ayse, who is at her, 50s is a garbage-picker for twenty years. She has chosen to be a woman under his male physiology, and had prostituted herself when younger. She donates her earnings from waste-picking to charity, especially to mosques and Turkish Army Foundation. That’s why, he was nicknamed the Saint by her neighbors. Saving herself from being homeless by squatting a deserted building years ago, Ayse lives with the paranoia that her neighbors closely watch her to occupy her house.
Elif, is a young beautiful woman at her early thirties. She lives in Istanbul which is a city being watched by security cameras all the time and works at a media company which closely observes people’s privates lives. Elif’s boyfriend Murat is a musician who has studied abroad and who cannot find what he looks for in Turkey. Both Elif and Murat are in a period at which they seek themselves and they have difficulties understanding each other.
Elif meets Ayşe by coincidence. Immediately attracted to her courage and his comfort in his skin, she starts a documentary about Ayse. Murat does not like this change nor does he understand. He sees Elif’s change as a threat to their relationship. To grab Elif’s attention back, Murat lies to he has been offered to give a concert. However, Elif, under the influence of Ayşe and other transvestites she has met during the process, feels that she has found the woman inside. Grown more mature from her recent experiences, she concurs that Murat does not understand her, and leaves him. With a strange coincidence, Murat really gets a gig offer. Ayse’s existence triggers a change for both of them.
In the meanwhile, Elif tries enough so that the municipality gives the rights of the squat house to Ayse. Upon Elif’s efforts, Ayse’s house is registered to her until she dies. After living for a while quite ordinarily without any paranoias, one day she wears her orange color shiny costume and goes back to the streets. She leaves the keys of her house at her neighborhood.


Genre: Documentary
Director: Melisa Önel, Can Candan, Oğuz Yenen
Year: Y2013
Country: Turkey
Language: Turkish

"Was there no room for my child in this vast world?"

The mother of İrem, a trans brutally murdered in 2010 in Bursa, Turkey

In the documentary, MY CHILD, these courageous and inspiring group of mothers and fathers tell their personal stories of the birth of their child, of how they found out about their child’s sexual orientation, of how they learn to accept and embrace… When they talk about how they experienced the coming out of their children, they refer to it as the ‘death of a child and birth of a new one’. They say this extremely traumatic experience has also led to their own rebirth, as they have been questioning what it means to be an individual, to be true to oneself, and to be a parent.

Apart from their personal stories as parents, the film also tells their stories as the LISTAG parents, as activists, of how and why they came together, how they work together and support other families, how they try to reach more parents, about their activism for visibility, acceptance, and equal rights.

BENİM ÇOCUĞUM belgeselinde LİSTAG’lı anne ve babalar çocuklarının doğumundan başlayıp cinsel yönelim ve cinsiyet kimliklerini öğrenme süreçlerini, kabullenişlerini ve beraber kurdukları örgütlü mücadeleyi tüm içtenlikleriyle paylaşıyorlar. Bu oldukça zor deneyimi ‘çocuklarının ölümü’ ve ‘yeni bir çocuklarının doğumu’ olarak tanımlarken aynı zamanda ‘kendilerinin de yeniden doğuşları’ olarak ifade ediyorlar. Ebeveynler, paylaştıkları kişisel deneyimleriyle birey olmayı, kendine karşı dürüst olmayı ve ebeveyn olmayı yeniden tanımlıyorlar.



Genre: Drama
Director: Guy Lee Thys
Year: Y2012
Country: Belgium, Turkey
Language: English , Flemish , German , Turkish
Cast: Cem Akkanat,Simon Van Buyten,Gamze Tazim,Karlijn Sileghem,Lukas De Wolf

brahim chooses to live with Kevin over marrying his cousin Elif. Release Date: 29 February 2012 Belgium Keywords:Turkish,German,Muslim,Middle Eastern,Turkish Family,Tradition



Genre: Drama
Director: Fatih Akin
Year: Y2007
Country: Germany, Italy, Turkey
Language: English , German , Turkish
Cast: Nurgül Yesilçay,Baki Davrak,Tuncel Kurtiz,Hanna Schygulla,Patrycia Ziolkowska

Nejat seems disapproving about
his widower father Ali's choice of prostitute Yeter for a live-in girlfriend.
But he grows fond of her when he discovers she sends money home to Turkey
for her daughter's university studies. Yeter's sudden death distances father
and son. Nejat travels to Istanbul to search for Yeter's daughter Ayten.
Political activist Ayten has fled the Turkish police and is already in
Germany. She is befriended by a young woman, Lotte, who invites rebellious
Ayten to stay in her home, a gesture not particularly pleasing to her conservative
mother Susanne. When Ayten is arrested and her asylum plea is denied, she
is deported and imprisoned in Turkey. Lotte travels to Turkey, where she
gets caught up in the seemingly hopeless situation of freeing Ayten.

Als der Witwer Ali die Prostituierte
Yeter überredet, bei ihm einzuziehen, ist sein Sohn Nejat irritiert.
Nejat taut erst auf, als er erfährt,
dass sie ihrer Tochter Ayten regelmäßig Geld für ihr Studium
schickt. Nach Yeters plötzlichem Tod reist Nejat in die Türkei,
um Ayten zu suchen. Die politische Aktivistin Ayten ist jedoch vor der
Polizei nach Deutschland geflüchtet und bei einer jungen Frau, Lotte,
untergetaucht. Als sie von der Polizei aufgegriffen und in die Türkei
zurückgeschickt wird, macht sich Lotte auf die Suche nach der Freundin.

Aka:The Edge of Heaven (Eng)
Yaşamın Kıyısında (Tr)

Keywords:Police,Prostitute,Germany,Death,Father Son Relationship,Tragedy,Arrest,False Passport

Genre: Drama
Director: Caner Alper, Mehmet Binay
Year: Y2011
Country: Turkey
Language: English , Turkish
Cast: Kerem Can,Giovanni Arvaneh,Erkan Avci,Tilbe Saran,Rüçhan Caliskur

A feature film about an unusual trio: DANIEL, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Middle Eastern values. CAN, a flamboyant, out and proud male belly dancer with lots of love and support from his family, and AHMET born to an eastern and conservative family whose quest for honesty and liberty results in a tragic end. ZENNE Dancer is inspired by true stories.

"İmkansız bir üçlünün dostluk öyküsü: DANIEL, Türkiye'nin değer
yargılarını çok tanımayan ve 1 yıllığına İstanbul'a gelen bir Alman
fotoğrafçı. Renklerini gizlemekten sakınmayan, ailesinden koşulsuz
destekle koruma gören ve İstanbul'un dans klüplerinde Zennelik yapan
CAN. Ve doğulu, muhafazakar bir ailenin çocuğu olan AHMET.

dostluk, aşk ve anlayışla birarada yaşamayı başarabilen üçlünün
karşısına çıkan töre, devlet ve muhafazakar aile değerleri...

senaryosu, 2008 yılında babası tarafından gay olduğu için öldürülen
Ahmet YILDIZ'ın gerçek hikayesinden esinlenilerek kaleme alınmıştır."
Keywords:Zenne,Belly Dance,Ahmet Yildiz,Hate Crime,Middle Eastern

Genre: Drama
Director: Kutlug Ataman
Year: Y1999
Country: Germany
Language: German , Turkish
Cast: Gandi Mukli Baki Davrak Erdal Yildiz Inge Keller Michael Gerber Murat Yilmaz Hasan Ali Mete Hakan Tandogan Cihangir Gumusturkmen Celal Perk

17-year old Murat from Turkey, living in Berlin, Germany, slowly discovers his homosexuality. His older brother Osman, head of the family since the father's death, wants him to finally lose his virginity (in a heterosexual manner) and thus causes Murat to run away. In a bar, Murat meets Lola, who has some things to tell about him. He also meets Bilidikid, Lolas man, who thinks that Murat might have thrown an eye on Lola. But the truth about Lola, Murat and his family is far worse that anyone could have expected. Keywords:Death,Virginity,Bar,Berlin Germany,Surgery

Genre: Romance, Drama
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
Year: Y2001
Country: France, Italy
Language: Italian , Turkish
Cast: Margherita Buy,Stefano Accorsi,Serra Yilmaz,Gabriel Garko,Erika Blanc

AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Following her newly born curiosity for life, she goes to see her husband's lover, Michele, and finds a huge apartment that he shares with gay and transgendered friends, including a Turkish immigrant and a prostitute. Antonia is reluctant to tell these people of her relationship to the dead man, but needs prompting to move on to a new phase of her life. Keywords:Turkish,AIDS,Lover,Immigrant,Friend