23rd Boston Turkish Film Festival 2024 - Boston Turk Film Festivali


BTF's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition

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APRIL 5 - 15, 2024


Directed by Merve Gezen

Cast: Adem Çeliktop, Baran Karadeli, Cafer Varlı, Tuğba Şardan

Short / 15 min. / 2023 / with English subtitles

An ordinary day in the life of 9-year-old Adem who helps support his family by collecting from the garbage papers and plastics to sell.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Boston Turkish Festival's 18th Documentary & Short Film Competition (2023): Special Mention
  • Cine Paris Film Festival, France (2023): Best Short Film
  • FIFOG (Festival International des Films Oriental de Geneve, Switzerland (2023)
  • Lulea International Film Festival, Sweden (2023)
  • Diritti a Baschi, Human Rights International Film Festival, Italy (2023)


merve gezen

Merve Gezen studied at Paris National Superior High Conservatory and holds B.A. and M.A. degrees from Paris Sorbonne University in the theatre and cinema department. In her films she focuses on child and women rights. She is currently doing Ph.D. research regarding child rights and cinema. Her filmography includes Peripeteia (2023), Suskunluk/Speechless (2019), Scrabble (2016), Nerdesin Aşkım?/ Where are you my love? (2014), Hela Sohbetleri/The Conversations of Loo (2012).

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