Heads and Tails

Aylin Kuryel & Firat Yucel, Turkey, 2019

Heads and Tails chronicles the curious hair trade between Turkey and Israel. Two Turkish-Israeli women, Coya and Sima, get the tails of hair from male hair traders in Turkey and sell them to wig makers in Tel Aviv, Ramat Gan and Bnei Brak. Orthodox Jewish women cover their heads with the wigs made of the hair that once belonged to women in Anatolia. In this journey, the hair is turned into a commodity, a means of living and source of beauty, becomes kosher, while the one who carefully grows the hair becomes rather invisible.


Produced by

 Özgür Dogan

 Enis Kostepen

 Aylin Kuryel

 Firat Yücel


Festivals and Awards:

 Special Mention, Istanbul International Film Festival 2019

 Middle East Now Film Festival 2019

A Tail of Hair / Aylin Kuryel & Firat Yucel
A Tail of Hair / Aylin Kuryel & Firat Yucel