Boston Turkish Festival Documentary & Short Film Competition

IDENTITY, EQUALITY AND SURVIVAL

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Afro Turks were brought to the Ottoman Empire as a labor force to work in farms earliest in the 15th, and mostly in the 19th centuries, from Africa. Afro Turks were employed in the country side of the Aegean region. Afro Turks received Turkish Citizenship after the proclamation of the Republic of Turkey in 1923. They identify themselves as Arabic, Black Turks, or Afro Turks. It is estimated that they have a population of 5 to 10,000. The documentary covers the life experiences of Afro Turks, difficulties they face in social life, exclusion and racial discrimination, daily experiences, and memories.


  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    20 minutes
  • Country
    Turkey
  • Note
    Documentary
  • Director
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  • Cast
    Cennet Aydınoğlu, Ahmet Aydınoğlu, Nurullah Aydınoğlu, Zehra Aydınoğlu, Ayşe Ürümlü, Şükriye İletmiş, Ahmet Sezer, Ahmet Doğu, Şakir Doğuluer, Hatice Doğuluer, Esat Sezer
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