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Me and Nuri Bala

Director: Melisa Önel
Turkey, 2009, 42', HDD, color

Me and Nuri Bala, is a film on Esmeray – a transvestite feminist activist who shatters many categories on womanhood and manhood in Turkey. The film is a personal quest to understand her experience, what defines a certain gender- a body and a place one belongs to. From the streets of Istanbul to the Eastern villages of Kars, the film takes us back and forth between the longing for belonging and the realties that shape our identities.


Mutluer is the consultant of the 46th Antalya Golden Orange Award (Altın Portakal Ödülleri) winning documentary called “Me and Nuri Bala” (2009, directed by Melisa Önel).

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