The Play

Nine peasant women living in Arslanköy, a mountain village in southern Turkey, intend to write and perform a play based on their own life stories. Beyond the message they wanted to convey through the theatre, I was interested in single individuals and the change they went through in the course of putting the play on stage. To the casual observer nothing changed in their daily lives, they go on with their life struggle under difficult circumstances as usual. However, I think, there has been an important and positive change in the way they stand in this struggle: they got closer to themselves. (Pelin Esmer)

European Panorama 2006
Pelin Esmer
Turkey 2005
70 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Pelin Esmer
Cinematography Pelin Esmer
Editing Pelin Esmer
Music Mazlum Çimen
With Behiye Yanýk, Cennet Güneþ, Fatma Fatih, Fatma Kahraman, Nesime Kahraman, Saniye Cengiz, Ümmüye Koçak, Ümmü Kurt, Zeynep Fatih, Hüseyin Arslanköylü, Naþide Kahraman
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