Sunday, November 8, 2015
5:30 p.m.

GSU Auditorium, Boston University
775 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston

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(4 documentaries)


A BETTER LIFE
Daha Güzel Bir Hayat

In Competition

Directed by Pınar Nadide Okan
Doc. / 58' 38" / 2015

Daha Guzel Bir Hayat | A Better Life


Synopsis

Small mountain villages of Karadeniz are one of the places which are mostly affected by the urbanization. Many years ago people left these lands where they could no longer make their living by traditional ways of production to big and bright big cities. They migrated with the hope of a “better life”. Those who stayed behind became older and lonelier as time went by. Already limited means of production and husbandry became less and less. The documentary, A Better Life, looks at this migration, which has been going on for 60 years, by the stories of four different individuals.

Selected Festivals and Awards

1001 Documentary Film Festival

Pınar Nadide OKAN

Pinar Nadide OkanPınar Okan was born in Ankara. She graduated from Ankara University Faculty of Communications Department of Radio-TV and Cinema. Her first documentary, “Çıkmaz”, was screened in many national and international festivals and received best documentary award at Ankara Film Festival. Between 2004-2011 she worked as assistant director, second director, and writer in many documentary projects for TRT. Since 2012 she works at TRT’s Department of Documentaries as a director and producer. Filmography: Director - Çıkmaz (doc., 2003), Hasat Zamanı (doc., 2013); Assistant Director – Maçahela Şarkıları (doc., 2004), Muğla’da Güzbaharı (doc., 2005), Evlilik Hikayeleri (doc., 2005), Hiçbir Yerde (doc., 2007), Sokağın Sesi (doc., 2007), Memlekette Birkaç Gün (doc., 2008), Dövmenin Dili (doc., 2012).