Tülay German: Years of Fire & Cinders

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Tülay German: Years of Fire & Cinders

Tülay German: Years of Fire and Cinders focuses on the legacy of influential singer Tülay German in a time of social unrest in which her music became the launch pad of political activism. A vigorous and committed woman, German defied family and social expectations with her professional, political, and love choices (her partner was the left thinker Erdem Buri. Didem Pekün gives her personal and sympathetic view of the Turkish artist as she explores the connections between art, politics, and identity –a key issue in the context of the current social and economic crisis.

Festivals and Awards:

World Premiere at the 2010 International Istanbul Film Festival; Flying Broom Women's Film Festival, Ankara, 2010; Punto de Vista Film Festival, Spain, 2011; Chennai Women's Film Festival, India, 2011; Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium, 2013

Director: Didem Pekun

Producer: Barış Doğrusöz

Supporter(s): KALAN Muzik (music label of Tulay), Turkish French Embassy, Anadolu Kultur (Cultural Foundation), Ajans 21 Productions (France), Tursak Turkish Film Foundation in Turkey

Subtitles: English

Tülay German: Years of Fire and Cinders focuses on the legacy of influential singer Tülay German in a time of social unrest in which her music became the launch pad of political activism. A vigorous and committed woman, German defied family and social expectations with her professional, political, and love choices (her partner was the left thinker Erdem Buri. Didem Pekün gives her personal and sympathetic view of the Turkish artist as she explores the connections between art, politics, and identity –a key issue in the context of the current social and economic crisis.

Festivals and Awards:

World Premiere at the 2010 International Istanbul Film Festival; Flying Broom Women's Film Festival, Ankara, 2010; Punto de Vista Film Festival, Spain, 2011; Chennai Women's Film Festival, India, 2011; Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium, 2013

Director: Didem Pekun

Producer: Barış Doğrusöz

Supporter(s): KALAN Muzik (music label of Tulay), Turkish French Embassy, Anadolu Kultur (Cultural Foundation), Ajans 21 Productions (France), Tursak Turkish Film Foundation in Turkey

Subtitles: English

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