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The Circle

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, 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’…


  • Turkey
  • 2016, 14 min
  • Director: Rûken Tekeş
  • Director of photography: Deniz Eyuboglu
  • Editor: Ozcan Deniz
  • Screenplay: Rûken Tekeş
  • Music: Kardes Turkuler Music Group
  • Cast: Delila Kaya as Zelal, Emircan Kaya as Zeki’ Sehmuz Demirtas as Bekir, Mufir Aytekin as Teacher + 36 children of Mesopotamia
  • Contacts: Sarya Films
  • Art Director: Rûken Tekeş
  • Producer: Rûken Tekeş
  • Production: Sarya Films Collective

PROJECTIONS
18.1. 21:30 Kino Pilotů
19.1. 18:00 Svetozor - Small Hall

Rûken Tekeş

Rûken Tekeş

Rûken Tekes, Kurdish born on 1976 in Diyarbakir -Turkey. She has a Master's Degree on Human Rights and Democratization from European Inter-University Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation in Venice / Italy. She worked a number of years as human rights expert for United Nations and following that as lecturing Professor in the university. 'Hevêrk / The Circle' is her first short film.