Rebel Yell: A New Generation of Turkish Women Filmmakers

The Turkish, Female Cinematic Rebellion

We take a look at the TIFF Bell Lightbox's series on emerging female filmmakers in Turkey - where women barely directed anything prior to 1980 and have only come into their own as artists in the past decade - and talk with series curator and TIFF programmer Rasha Salti about the films chosen, Turkey’s depiction as a land of few opportunities, how economics have impacted Turkish cinema, the transgressive art of cinema, and how the current political landscape views the country’s past.