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The Circle


Directed by Ruken Tekes
Turkey, 2016


The film is showcasing the discrimination and violence faced by Ezidi Kurds (Yazidis) due to their religion, in a symbolic event which took place between primary school children in Turkish part of Mesopotamia.

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The Circle Directed by Ruken Tekes

Awards & Festivals

European Film Awards

2017 | Nominee: European Short Film

!f Istanbul International Independent Film Festival

2018 | Winner: Best Turkish Short (2nd)

Oldenburg Film Festival

2016 | Winner: German Independence Award - Best Short Film