Collective residences

GÜLIZ SAĞLAM

From Wednesday, 15 June 2022 to Friday, 17 June 2022

GÜLIZ SAĞLAM
Directora de documentals independent i videoactivista
Kurdistan (Turkey)

Bio

She is an independent documentary filmmaker and a video-activist. Her work consists of independent documentaries on social issues like immigration, female workers’ strikes and resistance from different parts of Turkey, as well as solidarity campaigns of women’s organizations with female workers’ resistance movements and the encounters between feminism, female labor and peace activism by women.

She documents the campaigns and demonstrations of feminist movement’s and women’s initiative for peace. She is involved in the organization of Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days. She takes part in different video-activism collectives. Her films have been screened internationally at various film festivals. Her first feature documentary film A Dream School in the Steppes has received many awards, including Best Documentary Award of 47th Film Critics Association of Turkey, 9th Boston Turkish Documentary and Short Film Competition and 7th Documentarist Istanbul Documentary Days FIPRESCI Award.

Project

I participate in the project "The Purple Meridians", an international meeting with 16 female filmmakers from different countries (Catalonia, Kurdistan, Italy, Greece), to discuss the difficulties faced by professionals with a female identity and non-binary people in the film and audiovisual industry, to break down the borders they have encountered and to make proposals for improvement, creating a network of support and exchange for future collaborations on an axis that crosses that crosses whole of Europe, from its eastern to its western border.

Notícies, articles i activitats

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