When a young Turkish girl is raped, the responsibility of restoring her family’s lost honor is left in the hands of her younger brother, a thirteen-year-old boy.

In the Morning was an official selection of the 2011 WVN Online Film Festival.

About Danielle Lurie

Named as one of Filmmaker Magazine’s ’25 New Faces of Independent Film,’ and a fellow of IFP’s 2011 Emerging Visions symposium, Danielle Lurie is a New York City based filmmaker and photographer – and real estate agent at The Corcoran Group. She graduated from Stanford University in 2000 with a BA in Philosophy.

Danielle’s debut short film, In the Morning, premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and has won six film festivals to date including ‘Best Narrative Short’ at the Oscar qualifying Nashville Film Festival. In November 2005, In The Morning was invited to screen before the U.S. Congress at the Congressional Human Rights Caucus on Honor Killings, and later screened before UNIFEM (United Nations Development Fund for Women). Right after In The Morning, Danielle made the short impromptu documentary 81-Year-Old Sweethearts, about an 81-year-old man she randomly met on a plane who was flying across the country to re-meet his high school sweetheart after 62 years – which was has reached over half a million views online (YouTube and Vimeo combined).

Danielle has filmed a documentary in Uganda where she lived in an IDP (Internally Displaced People) Camp as well as a feature length documentary following Sheryl Crow’s Global Warming tour through the deep south, produced by Laurie David (An Inconvenient Truth). On the narrative side, Danielle has written screenplay adaptations of Jamaica Kincaid’s novel, Lucy, to star Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek) as well as an excerpt of Nicholas Kristof’s best selling book, Half the Sky, directed by Marisa Tomei and Lisa Leone, for a PBS series.