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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. 


Producer: Özgür Doğan
Associate Producer: Cihan Aslı Filiz
Co-Producers: Dirk Decker, Michael Eckelt, Guillaume de Seille. 

Festivals and Awards: 

  • International Film Festival of Rotterdam, 2012 Tiger Awards Competition.
  • Best Screenplay and Best Film Awards, 2012 International Adana Golden Boll Film Festival.
  • Best Screenplay Award, 2012 International Istanbul Film Festival.