Title: 7 Kybeles
Directed by: Orhan Tekeoglu TURKEY
7 poor women from Turkey's seven regions. Seher Toprak (Gaziantep), Meryem Alpaslan (Artvin), Güler Bal (Diyarbakır), Sevilay Köseoğlu (Aydın), Fatma Kalkan (Mersin), Zerge Torun (Mardin), Melek Yılmaz (Istanbul). What they all have in common is poverty and helplessness. (more…) In order to hold onto life, they all look for a way to solve the problem. Hope was a new beginning for them. 7 women would decide their own destiny to get rid of the deadlock they fell into. Each of them would start working and producing, make money, survive to prepare the future of their children. 7 women’s path cross with Turkey Waste Prevention Foundation (TİSVA) which gives micro-credit to women and their lives are changed. The story of these 7 women is the transition to a dignified life, where they can get rid of poverty and despair and stand on their own feet.
Director Biography: OrhanTekeoğlu, script writer & director. Born in Trabzon .In 1983 he graduatedfrom radio-television of Gazi University and worked in Anadolu News Agency ,in Sabah and Milliyet as journalist for 25 years. (more…) He established Medya Ton with Dr. Nurdan Tekeoğlu to make the documentary called İFAKAT ( the fight of Eastern Blacksea women against the wild nature) withTRT, state TV channel award at the documentary competition. In 2013 he finished his first feature film “ I LOVED YOU SO MUCH” after 3 years. The feature was accepted to official programs of Moskow Film Festival, Kyiv IFF Molodist and many others and won best foreign film awards from Canada Film Festival and Portobello Film Festival. Orhan Tekeoğlu is making his PhD at Cinema department of Beykent University. In 2016 he directed EXTRAORDINARY PEOPLE and co-directed RUDOLF NUREYEV: ISLAND OF HIS DREAMS with Evgenia Tirdatova. He just finished TIME TO LEAVE, a new documentary wıth the support of the Turkısh Ministry of Culture and Tourism. He is teaching film at Istanbul Esenyurt University.