ÜÇ SELVİ ( THREE CYPRESSES )
Communist poet and writer Nâzım Hikmet Ran’s poem “Üç Selvi” is about three cypress trees. In his metaphoric narrative, at first, trees live in harmony with nature. After their destruction joy of life is gone and the world is deprived of the sound of cypress leaves. Although Hikmet wrote this mournful poem in 1933, readers can find different meanings and enemies when they look at the dark side of Turkish collective memory.
MY MOTHER’S HAIR
To work as a Gastarbeiter a mother migrates to Germany without her children. The family reunification takes some years. The smallest daughter of that family, Özgür, shares her story of growing up without a mother. Özgür´s biographic story is brought to the audience through 2d animated natural representations.
“Abla Deme Lazım Olur!"
As a part of Documentarist 2019, I attended an Animadoc Workshop. This movie is created in just three days with limited working hours. We were three people and We chose “romantic relationship" as a topic and a spontaneous chat about marriage led us to animate. Found photo of Queen Elizabeth become our first visual referance than we decided to construct all story on behalf of her.