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Who were the trail-blazing women in the Turkish film industry? Bilge Olga?and Turkan Soray are highly renowned directors now, but who are the women on whose shoulders they stand? Have these unknown women and their achievements been forgotten in the male-centric writing of cinematic history? The director Nuran Bayer sets off on a journey to discover the “Invisible Women Pioneers of Yesilcam” (the Turkish Hollywood). Five forgotten women are featured, including the actress/director/producer Cahide Sonku, who was a key player in Yesilcam during the 1950s and Ayten Urkmez Kuyululu, who continued to make independent films addressing issues central to Turkish women and Turkish society even after immigrating to Australia. (Nam In-young)
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Nuran Bayer studied Communications at Gazi University and received her master’s degree in Women’s Studies from Ankara University. In 1979 she started to work as a classical music program producer for TRT (Turkish National TV and Radio Broadcasting). She also worked as a Communication Strategies Consultant at the General Directorate of Women’s Status and Problems. She is also one of the founding members of Women’s Solidarity Foundation. In 2001 she made Voice of Others with Ruken Ozturk for Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival. Last year she produced and directed a documentary series about women, Hear My Voice.