Like a Bird in a Cage

Güliz Saglam | Turkey | 2009 | 30 mins

Synopsis

Protesting unfair work conditions, Emine Arslan is fired from her factory job along with her co-workers who dared to speak out against their employer.

Like a Bird in a Cage was an official selection of the 2011 WVN Online Film Festival.

About the Filmmaker

Güliz Saglam studied at the University of Marmara, Department of Social Sciences and Administration. She has worked as an assistant director in several feature films, and since 2007, she is an independent documentary filmmaker and a video-activist. She was involved in the Filmmor women’s cooperative between 2005 and 2009. Her work consists of independent documentaries on various issues including immigration, women workers’ conditions, women workers’ strikes and resistance in different parts of turkey, as well as solidarity campaigns of women’s organizations with women workers’ resistance movements, and the encounter of feminists with women labor, LGBTIQ and feminist activism.

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