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:

 14 Asian Women Film Festival, New Delhi, 2017  

 Let's Cee Film Festival, Vienna, 2017 

 Special Jury Mention at Sarajevo Film Festival, 2016

 Middle East Now Film Festival, 2016

 World Premiere in !f Film Festival Istanbul, 2016


Support:

Istanbul IFF, Meetings on the Bridge, 2014 

Sarajevo Rough Cut Boutique, 2013

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



Baglar Trailer
Baglar / Berke Bas & Melis Birder
Baglar / Berke Bas & Melis Birder