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



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

Directed by Esra Yıldız
Doc. / 66 min. / 2021

WATCH ONLINE (March 27 - April 9)

Stateless - Vatansiz

Stateless is the story of two dissident journalists, Doğan Özgüden and İnci Tuğsavul Özgüden who were forced to leave Turkey after 12th March, 1971 military coup and whose citizenships were revoked in 1982. The documentary tells how Doğan Özgüden and İnci Tuğsavul Özgüden, who have been living in exile in Brussels since 1974, keep their vision of a world free of discriminatory ideologies at the multicultural education center Atelier du Soleil (The Sun Workshops) of which they are founders.

Selected Festivals and Awards:

  • Boston Turkish Festival's 17th Annual Documentary & Short Film Competition (2022): Special Mention
  • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival, Turkey (2021
  • International Flying Broom Women’s Film Festival, Turkey (2021)
  • International Women Directors Film Festival, Turkey (2021)


Director Esra Yildiz

Esra Yıldız received her bachelor degree in environmental engineering and master’s degrees in art history from İstanbul Technical University.

She pursued her postdoctoral studies at Humboldt University of Berlin and EHESS (Paris).

She is an assistant professor at İstanbul Bilgi University.

Her first documentary film A Shadow Among Pages: The Second Hand Bookseller Vahan (2010) was screened national and international festivals.

March 27 - April 9

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