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Films

Directed and Produced
By Nedim Hazar

The selection below comprises Nedim Hazar's documentaries, documentary series and television programmes between 2001 and 2017, most of which focus on Turkey's problems and minority, gender and social issues.

The diversity of Turkish and Kurdish music is a highlight in all films, especially in the musicians' portraits and in the documentary series “Our Background Music”.

Shooting for the documentary series “The Valley” in Rize, on the Black Sea coast in northeastern Turkey, 2012.
Photo: Gülşin Ketenci
Documentary - 2016 
90 Min.

Tigris Rebels

A film about the Kurdish village of Shekfta in the southeast of Turkey. Its inhabitants fought against feudal landowners and the Turkish army to live in their homeland. The construction of a dam flooded the village in 2020.

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Music Documentary - 2014 
82 Min.

Our Islands

A music film about the Prince Islands near Istanbul and the non-Muslim minorities of Turkey, featuring renowned musicians and bands from Turkey, Germany and Greece.

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- Film in English

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Music Documentary - 2005 
45 Min.

Arabesque and the Pain

A documentary film arabesque music in Turkey with the participation of many artists of the genre.

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8 Short Films 
2015 - 2016

Welthungerhilfe Videos

These films are about the work of the German Aid Organisation Welthungerhilfe along the border between Syria and Turkey and in the Kurdish part of Iraq.

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Documentary - 2011 
45 Min.

Sarkis and a Piano

This documentary about the Armenian installation artist Sarkis was produced parallel to the opening of his exhibition at the Istanbul Modern Museum.

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Documentary / Advertorial - 2010
20 Min.

Turkish Telekom Advertorial

Advertorial for the Turkish Telekom as part of their social awareness for young people in Turkey.

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- Film in English

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Documentary Series - 2013 
7 x 35 Min.

The Women of the Island

The six-part documentary series reflects the lives of six different women on the Prince Islands near Istanbul.

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- Trailer in Turkish
-  Film in Turkish

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TV Programme -
2008, 2010, 2015 
47 x 10 Min., 20 Min., 30 Min.

Speakers´ Corner on Elections

The daily programme was shot in different cities of Turkey during national elections and became a big hit on television.

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- Films in Turkish

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Documentary Series - 2012 
7 x 35 Min.

The Valley

The seven-part documentary series reflects the life of tea pickers and farmers in the Senoz valley in the Black Sea hinterland, in the north-east of Turkey.

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- Trailer in English
- Films in Turkish

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Musician’s Portrait - 2014 
45 Min.

A Voyage With
Mercan Dede

A film about the Turkish nay player and electronic musician Mercan Dede (Arkın Ilıcalı) shot in Istanbul and Anatolia.

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- Film in Turkish

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Documentary Series - 2007 
7 x 35 Min.

Turkey on the Move

This documentary series deals with labour migration within Turkey, from neighbouring countries to Turkey and Turkish migrants in Europe.

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- Films with english subtitles

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Documentary - 2005 
60 Min.

Nearby Yet Far Away
The Isle of Burgaz

This documentary is about Burgaz Island, one of the Princes’ Islands near Istanbul and the non-Muslim minorities of Turkey.

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- Film with english subtitles

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Documentary - 2004 
45 Min.

Kushtepe Blues

A film about music education for children in the Istanbul district of Kushtepe, where Anatolian migrant workers and Roma families live.

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- Film with english subtitles

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Musician’s Portrait - 2005 
72 Min.

Özcan Deniz Without Make-up

This documentary is about the Turkish-Kurdish actor, director and pop singer Özcan Deniz.

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- Film in Turkish

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Documentary - 2001 
86 Min.

Asylum on the Bosphorus

This film tells the life of two German refugee children who lived in Istanbul during the Nazi era, an unknown chapter in the history of the two countries.

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-  Film auf Englisch

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Musician’s Portrait - 2003 
86 Min.

Burhan Öçal -
A Homecoming

A film about the Turkish percussionist Burhan Öçal and his hometown in European Turkey.

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- Film with english subtitles

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Documentary Series - 2005 / 2006 
7 x / 35 Min.

Our Background Music

This documentary series covers the different popular music styles in Turkey, e.g. pop, rock, folk, protest music etc. and includes interviews and performances with artists of the respective genres.

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