BTF Documentary & Short Film Competition

Documentary: Expecting A Grain Of Sand

Expired November 27, 2022 4:59 AM
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What happens if a single woman is obliged to bring up a baby without a father in a “modern” city of a conservative country? This autobiographical documentary thoroughly researches social roles of women and intellectualizes social inequality while searching for anwers to this question. The visual diary captures experience of an expecting woman, and presents it like a letter to the baby, while portraying what it means to be a single mother in this part of the world, both geographically and mentally.

Selected Festivals and Awards

Special Jury Award: Antalya International Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Best Documentary: Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2021)

Best Documentary: Golden Saffron Documentary Film Contest, Turkey (2021)


Aslı Akdağ after her graduation from School of Law, attended post gradute program, Producing Film&Drama at. She worked at different production companies. She specialized on intellectual property rights combining her education with her industrial experiences and works as a consultant. She produced ‘Young Wrestlers’, which premiered at the 66th Berlinale Film Festival and received special mention, as well as awards from Antalya Film Festival and Cinekid 2016.

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    67 minutes
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  • Director
    Aslı Akdağ
  • Producer
    Aslı Akdağ
  • Cast
    Aslı Akdağ
  • Cinematographer
    Banu Sıvacı, Can Aygör, Gözde Koyuncu
  • Editor
    Yasemin Akıncı