Voice of My Father

Zeynel Dogan & Orhan Eskiköy, Turkey, 2012

Basê waits for her older son Hasan to come home after years of not seeing him. The reasons for Hasan leaving are the same as those that drove her husband Mustafa to work far from home. Although Mustafa can't touch the lives of his children through his voice recordings, he continues to haunt Basê. When Mehmet, Basê's younger son, learns that he's to be a father, he reflects that he never knew his own father and starts hunting down the tapes.

Co-director Zeynel Dogan participated at the Greenhouse 3rd round supported by the EU in the framework of Euromed Audiovisual II. Voice of my Father was selected as the best project at the 2009 Greenhouse pitching forum. Claire Aguilar, ITVS vice-president of programming (USA), honored Greenhouse by offering a $15,000 development grant to the project.

Produced by: 

 Özgür Doğan

Associate Producer: 

 Cihan Aslı Filiz

Co-Producerd by: 

 Dirk Decker, Michael Eckelt, Guillaume de Seille

Festivals and Awards:

 International Film Festival of Rotterdam, Tiger Awards Competition, 2012

 Best Screenplay & Best Film Awards, International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, 2012

 Best Screenplay Award, International Istanbul Film Festival, 2012


Voice of My Father - Trailer
Voice of My Father / Zeynel Dogan & Orhan Eskiköy
Voice of My Father / Zeynel Dogan & Orhan Eskiköy