Tulay German

Didem Pekun, Turkey, 2010

Tülay German: Years of Fire and Cinders focuses on the legacy of influential singer Tülay German 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 love choices (her partner was the left thinker Erdem Buri. Didem Pekün gives her personal and sympathetic view of the Turkish artist as she explores the connections between art, politics, and identity – a key issue in the context of the current social and economic crisis.

Produced by: 

 Didem Pekin

Festivals and Awards:

 Millenium International Documentary Film Festival, Belgium, 2013 

 Chennai Women's Film Festival, India, 2011

 Punto de Vista Film Festival, Spain, 2011

 Flying Broom Women's Film Festival, Ankara, 2010 

 World Premiere at the International Istanbul Film Festival, 2010


 KALAN Muzik (music label of Tulay)

 Turkish French Ambassy

 Anadolu Kultur (Cultural Foundation)

 Ajans 21 Productions – France

 Tursak Turkish Film Foundation – Turkey

Website: www.tulaygermanfilm.com