Kiyi Kiyi - There and Back


Kıyı Kıyı

In Competition

Directed by Bilge Demirtaş, Özlem Sarıyıldız
Documentary / 39' 3"/ 2013


Who passes us from Dalyan town to the Kaunos Tombs and Çandır village located on both sides of the canal which joins the Aegean Sea are the rowing women. Homes and boats for these women, who have been making a living from rowing for many years, have become an extension of each other; and the relationships they established in these places and with these places have been intertwined. 'There and back' follows the daily lives of  these rowing women whose lives are organized away from the patterns of the urban theories.



Bilge DemirtasFollowing her graduation from METU Philosophy Department she started working as a research assistant in METU Audio Visual Systems Research Center. During the same period she studied for her graduate degree in the Department of Media and Cultural Studies. She co-directed the documentary “Kürek Çeken Kadınlar”, the short film “Ağdalı Bir Film”, and video-documentary “Burası Ankara”. Between 2007-2011 she attended Polytechnic University Integrated Digital Media Institute in Brooklyn, New York, for her second graduate degree and worked with her professors on multi-media projects. She currently is a part-time lecturer and carries on independent projects. She lives in Izmir.


Ozlem SariyildizShe completed her bachelors’ degree in the Middle East Technical University (METU) Department of Industrial Design, and her master’s degree in Media and Cultural Studies in METU. She worked as a research assistant at the McGill University, Montreal, between 2004-2005. She has been working on documentaries and videos for a while. Her filmography includes “sss: f” (2001), “Not Yet Rendered” (2002), “1+1=1” (2003), “Annem Hakkında Herşey” (2004), “Dokuma Rüyası” (2004), “Ağdalı Bir Film” (2006), “Dilsizleştirme” (2007), “İçeriden Geçen Raylar” (2007), “A Piece of Monologue: Time” (2008), “Seken Palazlar” (2009), “Aradaki” (2009), “Tuz Su Un” (2011), “İşte Böyle” (2012), “Kıyı Kıyı” (2013).

Friday, November 15, 2013, 5:30 p.m.
Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts
465 Huntington Avenue, Boston