61 minutes, 2017
Director : Asuman ATAKUL FIRTINA (Turkey)
Production : TRT Turkish Radio and Television Corporation (Turkey)
Birth, marriage and death are three stages of life which every community in the world celebrates. Rites organised according to specific cultural codes mean the individual feels part of a group at the important moments of his life.
This documentary looks at Turkey’s rapidly changing ancestral customs, traditions and rituals.
Asuman ATAKUL FIRTINA was born in Ankara, Turkey, in 1960. Since 1998 she has worked for TRT, the Turkish public broadcaster. She has produced and directed many television programmes, particularly documentaries, among them: “Matrimonial Stories” (2005), “A few days in town” (2008), “Notes from a trip” (2009) and “Three thresholds: birth-wedding-death” (2017).