HEVÊRK

THE CIRCLE

By Ruken TEKEŞ

SARYA FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2016

A reflection from the children's world, the film showcases various layers of oppression towards diversity that aim to impose monotypic ‘coexistence’ for all those who are different than the ‘majority’ in power...

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Cannes 2016
Short Film Corner
Cannes 2016
Diversity in Cannes Short Film Showcase Official Selection
    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Drama, Social issues, True Story
    • Countries
    • TURKEY
    • Languages
    • KURDISH, TURKISH, ARABIC
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 14 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Ruken TEKEŞ
    • Writer(s)
    • Ruken TEKEŞ
    • Producer(s)
    • Ruken TEKEŞ (Sarya Films )
    • Synopsis
    • In Mesopotamia, there are children of different ethnicities, religions and languages. Zelal, a 7 years old petite girl, is an ethnic Kurd as well as religiously an Ezidi.
      Zelal along with her schoolmates, Zeki and Bekir, both 9 years old boys, attends a school where the one and only official education based on Turkish. An ordinary school day turned into a life-changing event for Zelal and her introvert admirer Zeki after their teacher introduces the letter of the week ‘O’…
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