Muslum Baba'nin Evlatlari - The Children of Muslum Baba


Müslüm Baba’nın Evlatları

In Competition

Written and Directed by Vuslat Saraçoğlu
Documentary / 53 min. / 2013


"The Children of Müslüm Baba" studies the fanatical devotees of Turkey's leading arabesque singer, Müslüm Gürses, as much as the man himself. 

Many have tried over the years to explain the die-hard devotion of these fans. But Müslüm Baba's disciples fall into a category all their own. The depth of the love and attachment they have for their "baba" is without equal. Only by approaching them without prejudices and preconceptions can this be appreciated. "The Children of Müslüm Baba" was made to help viewers get better acquainted with this cult-like following.


Selected Festivals and Awards

Adana Golden Boll Film Festival



Vuslat SaracogluVuslat Saraçoğlu graduated from Istanbul Bilgi University with a degree in Sociology and International Relations. She went on to study Modern Turkish History at Boğaziçi University, but discontinued her course at the thesis stage. In 2010, she attended the Directors Across Borders section of the Yerevan Golden Apricot Film Festival. The same year, her short film project, Kakafoni (KakAphony), was selected for the Talent Campus of Sarajevo Film Festival. Her film and literary reviews have been published in an assortment of magazines. She was a contributing writer of the book, ‘Kemal Sunal Anlatıyor’ (‘Kemal Sunal Explains’). Her short, Kakafoni, was screened at numerous national and international festivals. She made her first short film “Sızıntı” (Leakage) in 2010.


Tuesday, November 12, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
Conference Auditorium, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston