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Boston Turkish Arts & Culture Festival 2023 | Documentary and Short Film Competition Nov 17 - Dec 3

November 18 - December 3, 2023

Mermerin Sultanları

mermerin sultanlari

Doc. / 20 min. / 2022 / In English and with English subtitles

DIRECTOR Mehmet Buyruk

PRODUCER Mehmet Buyruk
EDITOR Burak Türten

Women who work in the marble factory work hard to earn their living despite all the harsh conditions, as well as health problems. Despite these difficult working conditions, they continue to fight for their families and overcome all kinds of challenges. This is the story of the women who have the vision of success facing all the obstacles.

Selected Festivals and Awards

  • Hak-İş Short Film Festival (2022): First Prize
  • Digital Details Culture and Arts Documentaries Film Festival (2022): Creative Editing Award
  • Roshani International Film Festival, India (2022): Best Director, Empowering Women Award, Special Mention
  • Asian International Film Festival, USA (2022): Best Documentary
  • Sugar Loaf Film Festival, USA (2022): Best Foreign Documentary
  • Africa International Human Rights Film Festival (2022)
  • Global Independent Films Festival, India (2022)


mehmet buyruk
Mehmet Buyruk was born in 1994 in Ekinözü/Kahramanmaraş. He completed his primary and secondary education in Elbistan/Kahramanmaraş. He moved to Burdur during his high school education and finished high school there. He received his undergraduate degree from Gümüşhane University, Department of Radio, Television and Cinema. He currently lives in Bucak.



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