21st Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival 2022 - Boston Turk Film Festivali



Special Mention
Boston Turkish Festival's 17th Documentary & Short Film Competition

Directed by Aslı Akdağ
Doc. / 67 min. / 2021

WATCH ONLINE (March 27 - April 9)

Expecting a Grain of Sand - Bekleyis - Asli Akdag

What happens if a single woman takes a decision for growing her baby without a father in Turkey? In this autobiographical documentary, we witness a woman keeping up a visual diary for her baby shooting what she goes through within the society and her family.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Boston Turkish Festival's 17th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition (2022): Special Mention
  • Antalya International Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Special Jury Award
  • Ankara International Film Festival, Turkey (2021): Best Documentary
  • Golden Saffron Documentary Film Contest, Turkey (2021): Best Documentary


Director Asli Akdag

Aslı Akdağ was born in Ankara. After her graduation from School of Law, she attended post gradute program on Film & Drama Production at Kadir Has University and she has worked in different production companies.

She has specialized on intellectual property rights combining her education with her industrial experiences and works as a consultant in that area. She produced ‘Young Wrestlers’, which had its premiere at the 66th Berlinale Film Festival and awarded by a special mention, in addition to awards from Antalya Film Festival and Cinekid 2016.

March 27 - April 9

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