Baglar

Berke Bas & Melis Birder, Turkey, 2015

An underdog basketball team from hard scrabble Diyarbakir in Southeastern Turkey goes beyond winning games in their mission to rise above prejudice, poverty and political turmoil created by the decades long conflict between the Turkish state and Kurdish rebels who are fighting for local autonomy and cultural rights.

Melis Birder and Berke Bas (both Media Studies graduates from the New School for Social Research, New York) are co-founders of inHouse Projects production company and authors of a number of award-winning documentaries.


Production Company:

inHouse projects


Festivals and Awards:

 World Premiere in !f Film Festival Istanbul, 2016

 2016 Middle East Now Film Festival

 Special Jury Mention at Sarajevo Film Festival, 2016


Support:

Istanbul IFF, Meetings on the Bridge, 2014 

Sarajevo Rough Cut Boutique, 2013

Sundance Documentary Fund Grant for production & post-production, 2012