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Ruken Tekeş (Turkey)

Rûken Tekeş, Kurdish born on 1976 in Diyarbakir -Turkey, lived in Istanbul, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, Athens, Vienna, Venice, Kiev, San Diego and Moscow. She is an international human rights expert worked a number of years in the field for United Nations and as lecturing Professor at the university. Tekeş started script writing and directing on social, political and environmental issues in 2015. Her first short fiction Hevêrk /The Circle (2016) has participated in over 200 festivals worldwide and nominated for European Film Awards - European Short Film 2017. Her feature documentary debut Aether is premiered at Visions Du Rèel FF 2019, received Golden Oragnge at Antalya FF, continues to be travelling and receiving awards. Tekeş is the founder of production company Sarya Films Collective, which produces her films and supports women in cinema.


  • Aether
  • The Circle
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