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The director of the film, Ümmiye Koçak (L) asks
the fim to reach wider audiences. DHA photo

The director of the film, Ümmiye Koçak (L) asks the fim to reach wider audiences. DHA photo

A film created by women from a village in the southern province of Mersin is set to be released on DVD. The film, titled “Yün Bebek” (Wool Doll), was made by the Women’s Theater Group of the village of Arslanköy, and deals with the subject of violence against women.

The producer of the film, Gürhan Ötün, said at a press conference at the Mersin Journalists Association that the film had been made under very difficult circumstances, but that they had received support from media organizations and many other individuals and institutions during the filming process.

Ötün said the film had been well received by viewers so far, but added that he wanted it to reach a wider audience. “This is why the film will be released on DVD, and we hope that it will also attract film lovers in movie theaters.” He said the film had also been sent to festivals around Turkey and abroad and that it would be shown at the New York Film Festival.

The founder of the theater group, Ümmiye Koçak, said she had given a copy of the film to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan as a gift at an event in Siirt. “I asked for the film to be shown on state television channel TRT to reach wider audiences. He told me that he would watch the film and evaluate the request.”

The film, written and directed by Koçak, was shot in Arslanköy village in the district of Toroslar. Its cast is made up entirely of women.

March/20/2013

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