Name of Entry：OYUN - THE PLAY
Country of Production：TURKEY
Commentary Language：None (only dialogues in Turkish). English and Spanish subtitles
Year of Production：2005
Date of First Release：April 2005
Company of Production：Sinefilm-Pelin Esmer
Brief Synopsis：Nine peasant women living in a mountain village in southern Turkey spend their days working hard in the fields, on the construction site and at home. To lighten the burden of life, these women come together for a wholly different reason. They intend to write and perform a play based on their own life stories. They gather at the local high school, which they were shy of even stepping into until that day and they work with the principal, Mr. Huseyin. They reveal their life stories that they were even afraid to tell themselves and confront. For days on end, under the curious gazes of the village men, they work tirelessly, discuss and create with much fun a play, “The Outcry of Women!” This documentary is about the development process of this play and the change the women went through during this period.
C.V. of Director(s)：Born in 1972 in Istanbul. She majored in sociology at Bogazici University. After graduating, she took lessons at Z1 film workshop. She was assistant director in a number of Turkish and foreign projects, including documentaries, features and commercials. Her first film, the documentary “The Collector” (2002) received the Best Documentary Award at Rome Independent Films Festival and won the third place at Ankara Film Festival. It is also included in the Harvard Film Archive. She gave lectures at Kadir Has University Film Radio and TV Department. The Play is her first feature length documentary film. It will be world premiered in 53rd San Sebastian Film Festival, competing for Altadis New Directors Award.