Me and Nuri Bula

Director
Melisa Onel
Country
Turkey
Running time
60min
Year
2009

Me and Nuri Bala, is a film on Esmeray a transvestite feminist activist who shatters many categories on womanhood and manhood in Turkey. The film is a personal quest to understand her experience, what defines a certain gender- a body and a place one belongs to. From the streets of Istanbul to the eastern villages of Kars, the film takes us back and forth between the longing for belonging and the realties that shape our identities.


Prizes and Awards:

2010 ITVS development award