Tülay German:
Years of Fire and Cinders

2010 | 50 minutes

Producer Didem Pekün
Directors Didem Pekün, Barış Doğrusöz
Script Didem Pekün, Barış Doğrusöz
Color Color & Black / White
Language Turkish
Tülay German: Years of Fire and Cinders (2010) focuses on the legacy of influential singer Tülay German from Turkey in a time of social unrest in which her music became the launch pad of political activism. A vigorous and committed woman, German defied family and social expectations with her professional, political, and personal choices. Didem Pekün gives her fırst-person account of the artist as she explores the connections between art, politics, and identity with urgent and valid questions given the contemporary context.