Boston Turkish Film Festival


Dogam - My Nature

A woman escapes from an unending Middle East war by crawling through underground tunnels and finds a mysterious path where she recalls her past in a secret language.


Ulya AviralUlya Aviral is a Turkish-American filmmaker. Her upcoming two international co-productions "Shut Your Eyes I'm Gonna Dance" about a trans man's journey to an alternate universe, which is composed by Utar Artun, a former Grammy Awards jury, and "My Nature" about a Mid-Eastern woman's escape from war are prepared for the festival circuit. Her film "Colors Inside" is in the festival run, it is awarded and screened at festivals in Los Angeles, Romania, Toronto and Montreal.

Ulya received her BA with a double major in Sociology and Studies in Cinema & Media Culture, and a minor in Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature from the University of Minnesota. While studying in graduate school, Ulya worked with Diane Lake, the head writer of Frida (2002) researching for a feature screenplay. She assisted the Dean of the School of the Arts at Emerson for pedagogical research and departmental curriculum evaluation. In 2017, Ulya Aviral received her MFA in Film and Media Art at Emerson College with a focus on writing, directing and producing films.

3:30 pm

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Remis Auditorium
465 Huntington Avenue

In Competition

Directed by Ulya Aviral
Short / 10 min. / 2018
Cast: Ekin Yeşer

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