Dying to Divorce
More than one in three Turkish women have experienced domestic violence. The number of femicides is rising. Ipek, a courageous lawyer, is determined to prevent murders by putting abusive partners behind bars. Alongside activists, she fights to get justice for two survivors of horrific violence, against a backdrop of political upheaval.
Filmed over 5 years, the award-winning DYING TO DIVORCE takes viewers into the heart of Turkey's gender-based violence crisis and the recent political events that have eroded democratic freedoms. Through intimately shot stories, the film gives a unique perspective on the struggle to be an independent woman in modern Turkey and tackles the global issue of gender violence.
A collaboration between Producer Sinead Kirwan and director Chloe Fairweather made through Dying to Divorce Ltd, this film has won numerous awards and was broadcast by Arte/ Sky Documentaries/ SVT/DR/ NRK.
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