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The Circle


    Turkey / Color / 14' / 2016

    In Mesopotamia, there are children of different ethnicities, religions and languages. Zelal, 7 years old petite girl, is an ethnic Kurd as well as religiously an Ezidi (Yazidi). An ordinary school day turns into a life changing event for Zelal and her introvert admirer, Zeki, after their Turkish teacher introduces the letter of the week ‘O’…

    Rûken Tekeş

    Kurdish born on 1976 in Diyarbakır –Turkey. She graduated with an EMA in Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter University Consortium on Human Rights and Democratization, after having completed programmes in University of Vienna and University of California Los Angeles, and a BBA in University of Marmara, Istanbul. She worked a number of years as human rights expert for United Nations with honors and recognitions, and following that as lecturing professor on human rights in the university as well as representative of NGOs and an activist for social collective initiatives.

    Cast & Crew

    • direction: Rûken Tekeş
    • Screenplay: Rûken Tekeş
    • Cinematography: Deniz Eyüboğlu Aydın
    • Editing: Özcan Vardar
    • music: Kardeş Türküler
    • Sound Design: Umut Şenyol
    • Film Cast: Delila Kaya, Emircan Kaya, Şehmuz Demirtaş, Müfit Aytekin
    • producer:: Rûken Tekeş
    • original language:  Kurdish, Turkish, Arabic